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mandments, which I have loved; and my study shall be in thy statutes.

THINK upon thy servant, as concerning

thy word, wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.

2 The same is my comfort in my trouble; for thy word hath quickened me.

3 The proud have had me exceedingly in derision; yet have I not shrunk from thy law.

4 For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, () Lord; and received comfort.

5 I am horribly afraid for the ungodly that forsake thy law.

6 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

7 I have thought upon thy Name, O Lord, in the night-season; and have kept thy law.

8 This I had, because I kept thy commandments. TUOU art my portion, O Lord; I have pro

mised to keep thy law. Ź I made my humble petition in thy presence with my

whole heart: O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.

3 I called mine own ways to remembrance, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

4 I made haste, and prolonged not the time to keep thy commandments.

5 The congregations of the ungodly have robbed me; but I have not forgotten thy law.

6 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee; because of thy righteous judgments.

7 I am a companion of all them that fear thee and keep thy commandments.

8 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: 0 teach me thy statutes.


LORD, thou hast dealt graciously with thy

servant according unto thy word. 2 0 teach me true understanding and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.

3 Before I was troubled, I went wrong; but now have I kept thy word.

4 Thou art good and gracious: 0 teach me thy statutes.

5 The proud have imagined a lie against me; but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.

6 Their heart is as fat as brawn; but my delight hath been in thy law.

7 It is good for me that I have been in trouble, that I may learn thy statutes.

8 The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me than thousands of gold and silver. NHY hands have made me and fashioned me:

O give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

2 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me: because I have put my trust in thy word.

3 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right; and that thou, of very faithfulness, hast caused me to be troubled.

4 O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

5 let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may live; for thy law is my delight.

6 Let the proud be ashamed, for they go wickedly about to destroy me; but I will be occupied in thy commandments.

7 Let such as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies, be turned unto me.

8 O let my heart be found in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed,


Y soul hath longed for thy salvation ; and I

have a good hope because of thy word. 2 Mine eyes long for thy word, saying, O when wilt thou comfort ine!

3 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

4 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou be avenged of them that persecute me?

5 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

6 Al thy commandments are true: they persecute me falsely; O be thou my help.

7 They had almost made an end of me upon earth; but I forsook not thy commandments.

8. O quicken me after thy loving-kindness; and so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.

LORD, thy word endureth for ever in hea2 Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another: thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.

3 They continue this day according to thine ordinance; for all things serve thee.

4. If my delight had not been in thy law, I should have perished in my trouble.

5 I will never forget thy commandments; for with them thou hast quickened me.

6 I am thine; O save me, for I have sought thy commandments,

7 The ungodly laid wait for me, to destroy me; but I will consider thy testimonies.

8 I see that all things come to an end; but thy commandment is exceeding broad.



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EVENING PRAYER. ORD, what love have I unto thy law: all the day long is my study in it.

2 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies; for they are ever mith me.

3 I have more understanding than my teachers; for thy testimonies are my study.

4 I am wiser than the aged, because I keep thy commandments. 5 I have refrained my feet from


way, that I may keep thy word.

6 I have not shrunk from thy judgments: for thou teachest me.

70. how sweet are thy words unto my taste; yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth !

8 Through thy commandments I get understanding; therefore I hate all evil ways.

THY word is a lantern unto my feet, and a light

Tanto my paths


2 I have sworn, and am steadfastly purposed, to keep thy righteous judgments.

3 I am troubled above measure; quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word.

4 Let the free will offerings of my mouth please thee, O Lord; and teach me thy judgments.

5 My soul is alway in my hand; yet do I not forget thy law.

6 The ungodly have laid a snare for me; but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.

7 Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever; and why? they are the very joy of

8 I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway; even unto the end.

HATE them that imagine evil things; but thy

law do I love. 2 Thou art my defence and shield ; and my trust is in thy word.

3 Away from me, ye wicked: I will keep the commandments of my God.

my heart.


4 () establish me according to thy word, that I may live; and let me not be disappointed of my hope.

5 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: yea, my delight shall be ever in thy statutes.

6 Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes; for they imagine but deceit.

7 Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross; therefore I love thy testimonies.

8 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

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2 Make thou thy servant to delight in that which is good: let not the proud oppress me.

3 Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy health, and for the word of thy righteousness.

4 O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy; and teach me thy statutes.

5 I am thy servant; O grant me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

6 It is time for thee, Lord, to lay to thine hand; for they have destroyed thy law.

7 For I love thy commandments above gold and precious stones.

8 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right, and all false ways I utterly abhor.

WHY testimonies are wonderful, therefore doth

. 2 When thy word goeth forth, it giveth light and understanding unto the simple.

3 I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath, for my delight was in thy commandments.

4 O look thou opon be, and be merciful unto

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