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like sheep, by the hand of 12 But forgat what he had Moses and Aaron.

done, and the wonderful works

that he had showed for them. EVENING PRAYER.

13 Marvellous things did he PSALM 78. Attendite, popule. in the sight of our forefathers, HEAR my law, O my people; in the land of Egypt, even in incline your ears unto the words the field of Zoan. of my mouth.

14 He divided the sea, and 2 I will open my mouth in a let them go through; he made parable ; I will declare hard the waters to stand on an heap. sentences of old,

15 In the day-time also he 3 Which we have heard and led them with a cloud, and all known, and such as our fathers the night through with a light have told us ;

of fire. 4 That we should not hide 16 He clave the hard rocks them from the children of the in the wilderness, and


them generations to come; but to drink thereof, as it had been show the honour of the LORD, out of the great depth. his mighty and wonderful works 17 He brought waters out of that he hath done.

the stony rock, so that it gushed 5 He made a covenant without like the rivers. Jacob, and gave Israel a law, 18 Yet for all this, they which he commanded our fore- sinned more against him, and fathers to teach their children. provoked the Most Highest in

6 That their posterity might the wilderness. know it, and the children which 19 They tempted God in were yet unborn;

their hearts, and required meat 7 To the intent that when for their lust. they came up, they might show 20 They spake against God their ehildren the same; also, saying, Shall God prepare

8 That they might put their a table in the wilderness ? trust in God; and not to forget 21 He smote the stony rock the works of God, but to keep indeed, that the water gushed his commandments ;

out, and the streams flowed 9 And not to be as their withal ; but can he give bread forefathers, faithless and also, or provide flesh for his stubborn generation; a genera- people? tion that set not their heart 22 When the LORD heard aright, and whose spirit cleaveth this, he was wroth; so the fire not steadfastly unto God; was kindled in Jacob, and there

10 Like as the children of came up heavy displeasure Ephraim; who being harness- against Israel ; ed, and carrying bows, turned 23 Because they believed not themselves back in the day of in God, and put not their trust battle.

in his help: 11 They kept not the cove- 24 So he commanded the nant of God, and would not clouds above, and opened the walk in his law;

doors of heaven.


of the enemy

25 He rained down manna that he forgave their misdeeds, also upon them for to eat, and and destroyed them not. gave them food from heaven. 39 Yea, many a time turned

26 So man did eat angel's he his wrath away, and would food;

for he sent them meat not suffer his whole displeasure enough.

to arise : 27 He caused the east wind 40 For he considered that to blow under heaven; and they were but flesh, and that they through his power he brought were even a wind that passeth in the south-west wind, away, and cometh not again.

28 He rained flesh upon them 41 Many a time did they as thick as dust, and feathered provoke him in the wilderness, fowls like as the sand of the sea. and grieved him in the desert.

29 He let it fall among their 42 They turned back, and tents, even round about their tempted God; and moved the habitation,

holy One in Israel. 30 So they did eat and were 43 They thought not of his well filled ; for he gave them hand, and of the day when he their own desire : they were not delivered them from the hand disappointed of their lust.

31 But while the meat was 44 How he had wrought his yet in their mouths, the heavy miracles in Egypt, and his wrath of God came upon them, wonders in the field of Zoan. and slew the wealthiest of them; 45 He turned their waters yea, and smote down the chosen into blood, so that they might men that were in Israel. not drink of the rivers.

32 But for all this, they 46 He sent lice among them, sinned yet more, and believed and devoured them up, and not his wondrous works. frogs to destroy them.

33 Therefore their days did 47 He gave their fruit unto he consume in vanity, and their the caterpillar, and their labour years in trouble.

unto the grasshopper. 34 When he slew them, they 48 He destroyed their vines sought him, and turned them with hail-stones, and their mul. early, and inquired after God. berry trees with the frost.

35 And they remembered 49 He smote their cattle also that God was their strength, with hail-stones, and their and that the high God was their flocks with hot thunder-bolts. Redeemer.

50 He cast upon them th 36 Nevertheless, they did but furiousness of his wrath, anger, flatter him with their mouth, displeasure, and trouble; and and dissembled with him in sent evil angels among them. their tongue,

51 He made a way to his 37 For their heart was not indignation, and spared not whole with him, neither con- their soul from death; but gave tinued they steadfast in his their life over to the pestilence; covenant.

52 And smote all the first. 38 But he was so merciful, I born in Egypt, the most prin.

cipal and mightiest in the 65 Their priests were slain dwellings of Ham.

with the sword, and there were 53 But as for his own people, no widows to make lamentation. he led them forth like sheep, 66. So the LORD awaked as and carried them in the wilder- one out of sleep, and like a ness like a flock.

giant refreshed with wine. 54 He brought them out . 67 He smote his enemies in safely, that they should not the hinder parts, and put them fear, and overwhelmed their to a perpetual shame. enemies with the sea.

68 He refused the tabernacle 55 And brought them within of Joseph, and chose not the the borders of his sanctuary, tribe of Ephraim ; even to his mountain, which 69 But chose the tribe of he purchased with his right Judah, even the hill of Sion, hand.

which he loved. 56 He cast out the heathen 70 And there he built his also before them, caused their temple on high, and laid the land to be divided among them foundation of it like the ground for an heritage, and made the which he hath made continually. tribes of Israel to dwell in their 71 He chose David also his tents.

servant, and took him away 57 So they tempted and from the sheep-folds : displeased the most high God, 72 As he was following the and kept not his testimonies ; ewes great with young ones, he

58 But turned their backs, took him, that he might feed and fell away like their fore- Jacob his people, and Israel fathers; starting aside like a his inheritance. broken bow.

73 So he fed them with a 59 For they grieved him with faithful and true heart, and their hill-altars, and provoked ruled them prudently with all him to displeasure with their his power. images. 60 When God heard this, he

THE SIXTEENTH DAY. was wroth, and took sore displeasure at Israel; 61 So that he forsook the

PSALM 79. Deus, venerunt. tabernacle in Silo, even the O GOD, the heathen are tent that he had pitched among come into thine inheritance ;

thy holy temple have they 62 He delivered their power defiled, and made Jerusalem an into captivity, and their beauty heap of stones. into the enemies' hand.

2 The dead bodies of thy 63 He gave his people over seryants have they given to be also unto the sword, and was meat unto the fowls of the air, wroth with his inheritance. and the flesh of thy saints unto

64 The fire consumed their the beasts of the land. young men, and their maidens 3 Their blood have they shed were not given to marriage. like water on



every side of Jerusalem, and there was no Psalm 80. Qui regis Israel. man to bury them.

HEAR, O thou Shepherd of 4 We are become an open Israel, thou that leadest Joseph shame to our enemies, a very like a sheep; show thyself scorn and derision unto them also, thou that sittest upon the that are round about us.

Cherubim : 5 LORD, how long wilt thou 2 Before Ephraim, Benjabe angry? shall thy jealousy min, and Manasses, stir up thy burn like fire for ever?

strength, and come and help us. 6. Pour out thine indignation 3 Turn us again, O GOD; upon the heathen that have not show the light of thy counteknown thee; and upon the nance, and we shall be whole. kingdoms that have not called 4 O LORD God of hosts, how upon thy name:

long wilt thou be angry with 7 For they have devoured thy people that prayeth? Jacob, and laid waste his dwell- 5 Thou feedest them with ing-place.

the bread of tears, and givest 80 remember not our old them plenteousness of tears to sins, but have mercy upon us, drink. and that soon ; for we are come

6 Thou hast made us a very to great misery.

strife unto our neighbours, and 9 Help us, o God of our our enemies laugh us to scorn. salvation, for the glory of thy 7 Turn us again, thou God

O deliver us, and be of hosts; show the light of thy merciful unto our sins, for thy countenance, and we shall be name's sake.

whole. 10 Wherefore do the heathen 8 Thou hast brought a vine say, Where is now their God? out of Egypt; thou hast cast

11 O let the vengeance of thy out the heathen, and planted it. servants' blood that is shed, 9 Thou madest room for it; be openly showed upon the and when it had taken root, it heathen, in our sight.

filled the land. 12 O let the sorrowful sigh- 10 The hills were covered ing of the prisoners come before with the shadow of it, and the thee ; according to the greatness boughs thereof were like the of thy power, preserve thou goodly cedar trees. those that are appointed to die. 11 She stretched out her

13 And for the blasphemy branches unto the sea, and her wherewith our neighbours have boughs unto the river. blasphemed thee, reward thou 12 Why hast thou then them, O LORD, seven-fold into broken down her hedge, that their bosom.

all they that go by pluck off her 14 So we that are thy people, grapes ? and sheep of thy pasture, shall 13 The wild boar out of the give thee thanks for ever, and wood doth root it up, and the will alway be showing forth wild beasts of the field devour thy praise from generation to it. generation.

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God of hosts, look down from and heard thee what time as heaven, behold and visit this the storm fell upon thee. vine,

8 I proved thee also at the 15 And the place of the vine- waters of strife. yard that thy right hand hath 9 Hear, O my people; and planted, and the branch that I will assure thee, o Israel, if thou madest strong for thou wilt hearken unto me. thyself.

10 There shall no strange 16 It is burnt with fire, and god be in thee, neither shalt cut down; and they shall perish thou worship any other god. at the rebuke of thy counte- 11 I am the LORD thy God,

who brought thee out of the 17 Let thy hand be upon the land of Egypt: open thy mouth man of thy right hand, and upon wide, and I shall fill it. the son of man, whom thou 12 But my people would not madest so strong for thine own hear my voice; and Israel would

not obey me: 18 And so will not we go

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them back from thee: 0 let us live, their own hearts' lusts, and let and we shall call upon thy name. them follow their own imagina

19 Turn us again, O LORD tions. God of hosts; show the light 14 O that my people would of thy countenance, and we have hearkened unto me; for shall be whole.

if Israel had walked in my

ways, PSALM 81. Exultate Deo.

i5 I should soon have put SING we merrily unto God, down their enemies, and turned our strength; make a cheerful my hand against their adversa noise unto the God of Jacob. ries. 2 Take the psalm, bring

16 The haters of the LORD hither the tabret, the merry should have been found liars ; harp, with the lute.

but their time should have en. 3 Blow

the trumpet in the dured for ever. new moon, even in the time 17 He should have fed them appointed, and upon our solemn also with the finest wheat flour;

and with honey out of the 4 For this was made a statute stony rock should I have satis for Israel, and a law of the fied thee. God of Jacob. 5 This he ordained in Joseph

PSALM 82. Deus stetit. for a testimony, when he came out of the land of Egypt, and

GOD standeth in the congrehad heard a strange language. gation of princes; he is a Judge

6 I eased his shoulder from among gods. the burden, and his hands were 2 How long will ye give delivered from making the pots. wrong judgment, and accept the

7 Thou calledst upon me in persons of the ungodly? troubles, and I delivered thee, 3 Defend the poor and father

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