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2 Except the Lord keep the city : the watchman waketh but in vain.
3 It is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness : for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
4 Lo, children and the fruit of the womb : are an heritage and gift that cometh of the Lord.
5 Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant : even so are the young children.
6 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them : they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
PSALM CXXVIII. Beati omnes. BLESSED are all they that fear the Lord : and
his 2 For thou shalt eat the labours of thine hands : 0 well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.
3 Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine : upon the walls of thine house.
4 Thy children like the olive-branches : round about thy table.
5 Lo, thus shall the man be blessed : that feareth the Lord.
6 The Lord from out of Sion shall so bless thee : that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long.
7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy children's children : and peace upon Israel.
PSALM CXXIX. Sæpe erpignaverunt. MANY a time have they fought against me from
my youth up : may Israel now say. 2 Yea, many a time have they vexed me from my youth up : but they have not prevailed against me.
3 The plowers plowed upon my back : and made long furrows.
4 But the righteous Lord : hath hewn the snares of the ungodly in pieces.
5 Let them be confounded and turned backward : as many as have evil will at Sion.
6 Let them be even as the grass growing upon the house-tops : which withereth afore it be plucked up;
7 Whereof the mower filleth not his hand : neither he that bindeth up the sheaves his bosom.
8 So that they who go by say not so much as, The Lord prosper you : we wish you good luck in the Name of the Lord.
PSALM CXXX. De profundis. OUT UT of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord :
Lord, hear my voice. 2 0 let thine ears consider well : the voice of my complaint.
3 If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss : 0 Lord, who may abide it?
4 For there is mercy with thee : therefore shalt thou be feared.
5 I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait for him : in his word is
trust. 6 My soul fleeth unto the Lord : before the morning watch, I say, before the morning watch.
70 Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy : and with him is plenteous redemption. 8 And he shall redeem Israel : from all his sins.
PSALM CXXXI. Domine, non est. LORD, I am not high-minded : I have no proud
. 2 I do not exercise myself in great matters : which are too high for me.
3 But I refrain my soul, and keep it low, like as a child that is weaned from his mother : yea, my soul is even as a weaned child.
4 0 Israel, trust in the Lord : from this time forth for evermore.
PSALM CXXXII. Memento, Domine. LORD,
remember David : and all his trouble;
2 How he sware unto the Lord : and vowed a vow unto the Almighty God of Jacob;
3 I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house : nor climb up into my bed ;
4 I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber : neither the temples of my head to take any rest;
5 Until I find out a place for the temple of the Lord : an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we heard of the same at Ephrata : and found it in the wood.
7 We will go into his tabernacle : and fall low on our knees before his footstool.
8 Arise, O Lord, into thy resting-place : thou, and the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness : and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
10 For thy servant David's sake : turn not away the presence of thine Anointed.
11 The Lord hath made a faithful oath unto David : and he shall not shrink from it;
[seat. 12 Of the fruit of thy body : shall I set upon thy
13 If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall learn them : their children also shall sit upon thy seat for evermore.
14 For the Lord hath chosen Sion to be an habitation for himself : he hath longed for her.
15 This shall be my rest for ever : here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.
16 I will bless her victuals with increase : and will satisfy her poor with bread.
17 I will deck her priests with health : and her saints shall rejoice and sing.
18 There shall I make the horn of David to flourish : I have ordained a lantern for mine Anointed.
19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame : but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
PSALM CXXXIII. Ecce, quam bonum! BEHOLD, how good and joyful a thing it is : bre
thren, to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard : even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to the skirts of his clothing.
3 Like as the dew of Hermon : which fell upon the hill of Sion.
4 For there the Lord promised his blessing : and life for evermore.
PSALM CXXXIV. Ecce nunc. BEHOLD now, praise the Lord : all ye servants
of the Lord; 2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord : even in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary : and praise the Lord.
4 The Lord that made heaven and earth : give thee blessing out of Sion.
PSALM CXXXV. Laudate Nomen. O Praise the Lord, laud ye the Name of the Lord :
praise it, О ye servants of the Lord; 2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord : in the courts of the house of our God.
3 0 praise the Lord, for the Lord is gracious : 0 sing
praises unto his Name, for it is lovely. 4 For why? the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself : and Israel for his own possession.
5 For I know that the Lord is great : and that our Lord is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth : and in the sea, and in all deep places.
7 He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends of the world : and sendeth forth lightnings with the rain, bringing the winds out of his treasures.
8 He smote the first-born of Egypt : both of man and beast.
9 He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O thou land of Egypt : upon Pharaoh, and all his servants.
10 He smote divers nations : and slew mighty kings; 11 Sehon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of Basan : and all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12 And gave their land to be an heritage : even an heritage unto Israel his people.
13 Thy Name, O Lord, endureth for ever : so doth thy memorial, O Lord, from one generation to another.
14 For the Lord will avenge his people : and be gracious unto his servants.
15 As for the images of the heathen, they are but silver and gold : the work of men's hands.
16 They have mouths, and speak not : eyes have they, but they see not.
17 They have ears, and yet they hear not : neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them are like unto them : and so are all they that put their trust in them.
19 Praise the Lord, ye house of Israel : praise the Lord, ye house of Aaron.
20 Praise the Lord, ye house of Levi : ye that fear the Lord, praise the Lord.
21 Praised be the Lord out of Sion : who dwelleth at Jerusalem.
PSALM CXXXVI. Confitemini. O Give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious :
. 20 give thanks unto the God of all gods : for his mercy endureth for ever,
3 0 thank the Lord of all lords : for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Who only doeth great wonders : for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens : for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 Who laid out the earth above the waters : for his mercy endureth for ever.
7 Who hath made great lights : for his mercy endureth for ever; 8 The sun to rule the day : for his mercy endureth