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THE ELEVENTH DAY.
Psalm lvi. Miserere mei, Deus.
BE merciful unto me, O God, for man goeth about to devour me; he is daily fighting, and troubling me.
2 Mine enemies are daily in hand to swallow me up; for they be many that fight against me, O thou Most Highest.
3 Nevertheless, though I am sometime afraid, yet put I my trust in thee.
4 I will praise God, because of his word: I have put my trust in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 They daily mistake my words; all that they imagine is to do me evil.
6 They hold all together, and keep themselves close, and mark my steps, when they lay wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape for their wickedness? thou, O God, in thy displeasure shalt cast them down.
8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put my tears into thy bottle are not these things noted in thy book?
9 Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight: this I know; for God is on my side.
10 In God's word will I rejoice; in the LORD's word will I comfort me.
11 Yea, in God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
12 Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows; unto thee will I give thanks.
13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
Psalm lvii. Miserere mei, Deus.
BE merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; for my soul trusteth in thee; and under the shadow of thy wings shall be my refuge, until this tyranny be overpast.
2 I will call unto the most high God, even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.
3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up. 4 God shall send forth his mercy and truth: soul is among lions.
5 And I lie even among the children of men, that are set on fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
6 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth.
7 They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul; they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst of it themselves.
8 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.
9 Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp I myself will awake right early.
10 I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people; and I will sing unto thee anong the nations.
11 For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
12 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth.
Psalm lviii. Si vere utique.
ARE your minds set upon righteousness, O ye congregation? and do ye judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men?
2 Yea, ye imagine mischief in your heart upon the earth, and your hands deal with wickedness.
3 The ungodly are froward, even from their mother's womb; as soon as they are born, they go astray, and speak lies.
4 They are as venomous as the poison of a serpent, even like the deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears;
5 Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.
6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths; Sinite the jaw-bones of the lions, O LORD: let them fall away like water that runneth apace; and when they shoot their arrows let them be rooted out.
7 Let them consume away like a snail, and be like the untimely fruit of a woman; and let them not see the sun.
8 Or ever your pots be made hot with thorns,
so let indignation vex him, even as a thing that is raw.
9 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the ungodly.
10 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous; doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth.
Psalm lix. Eripe me de inimicis. DELIVER me from mine enemies, O God; defend me from them that rise up against
2 O deliver me from the wicked doers, and save me from the blood-thirsty men.
3 For lo, they lie waiting for my soul; the mighty men are gathered against me, without any offence or fault of me, O LORD.
4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault; arise thou therefore to help me, and behold.
5 Stand up, O LORD God of hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit all the heathen, and be not merciful unto them that offend of malicious wickedness.
6 They go to and fro in the evening, they grin like a dog, and run about through the city.
7 Behold, they speak with their mouth,
and swords are in their lips; for who doth hear?
8 But thou, O LORD, shalt have them in derision, and thou shalt laugh all the heathen to
9 My strength will I ascribe unto thee; for thou art the God of my refuge.
10 God showeth me his goodness plenteously; and God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
11 Slay them not, lest my people forget it; but scatter them abroad among the people, and put them down, O Lord our defence.
12 For the sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips, they shall be taken in their pride and why? their preaching is of cursing and lies.
13 Consume them in thy wrath, consume them, that they may perish; and know that it is God that ruleth in Jacob, and unto the ends of the world.
14 And in the evening they will return, grin like a dog, and will go about the city.
15 They will run here and there for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.
16 As for me, I will sing of thy power, and will praise thy mercy betines in the morning; for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing; for thou, O God, art my refuge, and my merciful God.