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10. Behold, He breaketh down, and it cannot be built again; He shutteth upon a Man, and there can be no opening.

11. Behold, He withholdeth the Waters, and they dry up; also He sendeth them out, and they overturn the Earth.

12. With Him is Strength and Wisdom; the deceived and the Deceiver are his.

13. He leadeth Counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the Judges Fools : He looseth the Bond of Kings, and girdeth their Loins with a Girdle.

14. He leadeth Princes away fpoiled, and overthroweth the Mighty

15. He removeth away the Speech of the trusty, and taketh away the Understanding of the aged.

16. He poureth Contempt upon Princes, and weakeneth the Strength of the mighty.

17. He discovereth deep Things out of Darkness, and bringeth out to Light the Shadow of Death.

18. He encrealeth the Nations, and destroyeth them; He enlargeth the Nations, and straiteneth them again.

19. He taketh away the Heart of the Chief of the People of the Earth, and causeth them to wander in a Wilderness, where there is no Way.

20. They grope in the dark without Light, and He maketh them to stagger like a drunken Man.

21. HE PUTTETH forth his Hand upon the Rock; He overturneth the Mountains by the Roots; He cutteth out Rivers among the Rocks, and his Eye seeth every precious Thing. (Job xxviii. 9.)

22. He bindeth the Floods from overflowing; and the Thing that is hid, bring th He forth to Light.

23. Hell is naked before him, and Destruction bath no Covering. (ib. xxvi. 6.)

24. He stretchesh out the North over the empty Place, and hangeth the Earth upon Nothing.

25. He bindeth up the Waters in his thick Clouds, and 'the Cloud is not rent under them.

26. He holdeth back the Face of his Throne, and spreadeth his Cloud upon it.

27. He hath compassed the Waters with Bounds, untill the Day and Night come to an End,

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28. The Pillars of Heaven tremble, and are astonished at his Reproof.

29. He divideth the Sea with his Power, and by his Understanding He smiteth through the proud.

30. By his Spirit He hath garnished the Heavens; his Hand hath formed the crooked Serpent.

31. Lo, these are Parts of his Ways; yet how little a Portion is heard of Him? but the Thunder of his Power who can understand ?

32. For He looketh to the Ends of the Earth, and seeth under the whole Heaven. (ib. xxviii. 24.)

33. To make the Weight for the Winds, and He weigheth the Waters by Measure.

34. When He made a Decree for the Rain, and a Way for the Lightening of the Thunder ;

35. Then did He see it, and declare it ; He prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

36. And unto Man He said, Behold, the Fear of the Lord, that is Wisdom, and to depart from Evil is Underftanding the Depth of the Riches both of the Wisdom and Knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his Judgements, and his Ways past finding out! (Rom. xi. 33.)

38. For Who hath known the Mind of the Lord, or who hath been his Counsellor?

39. For of him, and through him, and to him are all Things : To Whom be Glory for ever.

40. Amen.






NTO Thee will I cry, O Lord my Strength; be

not filent to me, lest if Thou make as though Thou hearedst me not, I become like them, that go down into the Pit. (Pl. xxviii.)

2. Hear the Voice of my Supplications, when I cry unto Thee, when I lift up my Hands towards the Mercy. Seat of thy holy Temple.


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3. O draw me not away, neither destroy me with the Ungodly and wicked Doers, which speak friendly to their Neighbors, but imagine Mischief in their Hearts.

4. For they regard not in their Minds the Works of the Lord, nor the Operation of his Hands; therefore shall He break them down, and not build them up.

5. I WILL magnifie Thee, O Lord, for Thou haft set me up, and hast not made my Foes to triumph over me. (Pf. xxx.)

6. O Lord my God, I cried unto Thee, and Thou haft healed me.

7. Thou, Lord, haft brought my Soul out from the Grave; Thou hast kept me alive from them that to the Pit.

8. Sing Praises unto the Lord, Oye Saints of his; and give Thanks unto Him at the Remembrance of his Holiness.

9. For his Anger endureth but the twinkling of an Eye, and in his Favor is Life; Heaviness may endure for a Night, but Joy cometh in the Morning.

10. And in my Prosperity I said, I shall never be removed; Thou Lord, of thy Goodness haft made my

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11. Thou didst turn thy Face from me, and I was troubled: then cried I unto Thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord I made Supplication.

12. What Profit is there in my Blood, when I to the Pit?

13. Shall the Dust give Thanks unto Thee, or shall it declare thy Truth?

14. Hear, O Lord, and have Mercy upon me: Lord, be Thou my Helper.

15. Thou hast turned my Mourning into Joy; Thou haft put off my Sackcloth, and girded me with Gladness.

16. Therefore shall every good Man sing of thy Praise without ceasing: O Lord my God, I will give Thanks unto Thee for ever,

17. IN' THEE, O Lord, have I put my Truft, let me never be put to Confusion; deliver me in thy Righteoulness. Bow down thine Ear to me, make Haste to deliver me. (Pl. xxxi.)

18. And

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18. And be Thou my strong Rock and House of Defence, that Thou mayest fave me.

19. For Thou art my strong Rock and my Castle ; be Thou also my Guide, and lead me for thy Name's-Sake.

20. Into thy Hands I commend my Spirit, for Thou haft redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of Truth.

21. I will be glad and rejoice in thy Mercy; for Thou haft confidered my Trouble, and haft known my Soul in Adversities: My Hope hath been in Thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God, my Time is in thy Hand.

22. Shew thy Servant the Light of thy Countenance, and save me for thy Mercy's-Sake.

23. Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon Thee; let the Ungodly be put to Confufion, and be put to Silence in the Grave.

24. O how plentiful is thy Goodness, which Thou haft laid up for them that fear Thee; and that Thou hast prepared for them that put their Trust in Thee, even before the Sons of Men!

25. Thanks be to the Lord, 'for He hath shewed me marvelous great Kindness: Thou heardest the Voice of my Prayer, when I cried unto Thee.

26. O love the Lord, all Ye his Saints; for the Lord preserveth them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the proud Doer.

27. Be strong and of good Courage, and He shall establish your Hearts, all Ye that put your Trust in the Lord.

28. BLESSED be God, even the Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift, the Father of Mercies, and the God of all Comfort. (2 Cor. i. 3.)

29. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant Mercy, hath begotten Us again unto a lively Hope, by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead; to an Inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for us : that the Trial of your Faith might be found unto Praise and Honor and Glory at the Appearing of Jesus Chrift;

30. Whom, having not seen, We love; in Whom, though now we fee him not, yet believing, we rejoice with Joy unlucakable and full of Glory. (1 Pet. i. 3.)

31. To Whom be Praise and Dominion for ever and ever. (ib. iv. 11.)

32. Amen.


Evening 1. DLESSED is He, whose Transgreffion is forgiven, and whose Sin is covered. (P/. xxxii.)

, 2. Bleffed is the Man unto whom the Lord imputeth not Sin, and in whose Spirit there is no Guile.

3. I acknowledged my Sin unto Thee, and mine Iniquity have I not hid; I said, I will confels


Trans, gressions unto the Lord ; and so Thou forgavest the Wickedness of my Sin.

4. For this shall EveryOne that is godly make his Prayer unto Thee, in a Time when Thou mayest be found: but surely in the Floods of great Waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

5. Thou art my hiding-Place, Thou shall preserve me from Trouble ; Thou shalt compass me about with Songs of Deliverance.

6. “ I will inform thee, and teach thee in the Way « wherein thou shalt go; and I will guide thee with mine

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7. « Be Ye not like the Horse, or as the Mule, which “ have no Understanding; whose Mouths must be held in “ with Bit and Bridle, left they fall upon thee. 8. 66

Many Sorrows shall be to the Wicked: but whoso putteth his Trust in the Lord, Mercy shall compass him

Şide.” 9. Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord ; and shout for Joy, all ye that are true of Heart.

10. REJOICE IN the Lord, O ye righteous ; for it becometh well the Upright to be thankful. (Pf. xxxiii.)

11. Praise the Lord with Harp, fing Praises unto him with the Lute, and Infrument of ien Strings : fing unto the Lord a new Song; fing Praises skilfully unto him, with a good Courage.

12. For the Word of the Lord is true, and all his Works are faithful.

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