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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.
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.
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.
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.
DEAL with the thing that is lawful and right:.
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.
. 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