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The Psalmes of David

From the Hebrew David means “beloved”

(Part Four)

The Fifty Seventh Psalme
To the Chaunter, destroy not Michtam of David,
when he fled from Saul into the cave.

     Be merciful unto me, O' God, be merciful unto me, for my soul trusts in you: and under the shadow of your wings shall be my refuge, until wickedness be overpast.
     I call unto God the most highest, even to the God that shall help me up again.
     He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproof of him that would swallow me up. Selah.
     This shall God send, for his mercy and faithfulness sake.
     My lay with my soul among the cruel lions: even among the children of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
     Set up yourself, O' God, above the heavens, and your glory above all the earth.
     They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul: they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into it themselves. Selah.
     My heart is ready, O' God, my heart is ready to sing and give praise.
     Awake, O' my glory, awake lute and harp, I myself will awake right early.
     I will give thanks unto you, O' Lord, among the people, I will sing praises unto you among the Heathen.
     For the greatness of your mercy reaches unto the heavens, and your faithfulness unto the clouds.
     Set up yourself, O' God, above the heavens, and your glory be above all the earth.

The Fifty Eighth Psalme
To the Chaunter, destroy not Michtam of David
     If your minds be upon righteousness in deed, then judge the thing that is right,
O' you sons of men.
     But you imagine mischief in your hearts, and your hands deal with wickedness.
     The ungodly are *froward, even from their mothers womb: as soon as they be born, they go and stray and speak lies. *froward = stubbornly contrary, disobedient, obstinate.
     They are as furious as the serpent, even like the deaf adder that stops her ears.
     That she should not hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.
     Break their teeth (O' God) in their mouths, smite the *chaft bones of the lions whelps in sunder, O' Lord. *chaft = is exactly as it appears in the original text, no spelling root or modern English alternative was found, could be; cheek or chest. RN
     That they may fall away, like water that runs a pace: and that when they shoot their arrows, they may be broken.
     Let them consume away like a snail, and like the untimely fruit of a woman, and let them not see the *sunne. *Here is the middle English word for "sun": as it appears exactly. note in other cases the word sonne,
     Or ever your thorns be sharp, that wrath shall take them quick, like a stormy wind.
     The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance, and shall wash his feet in the blood of the ungodly.
     So that a men shall say, verily there is a reward for the righteous: doubtless, there is a God that judges in the earth.

The Fifty Ninth Psalme
To the Chaunter, destroy not Michtam of David,
when Saul sent to watch the house, to the intent to kill him.

     Deliver me from mine enemies (O' my God) and defend me from them that rise up against me.
     O' deliver me from the wicked doers, and save me from the bloodthirsty men.
     For lo, they lie in waiting for my soul: the mighty men are gathered together against me, without any offense or fault of me, O' Lord.
     They run, and prepare themselves, without my fault: Arise, come you help me, and behold.
     Stand up O' Lord God of Hosts, you God of Israel to visit all Heathen: be not merciful unto them that offend of malicious wickedness. Selah.
     Let them go to and fro, and run about the city, howling like dogs.
     Behold, they speak (against me) with their mouth, swords are under their lips, for who reproves them?
     But you (O' Lord) shall have them in *derision, you shall laugh the Heathen to scorn. *derision = ridicule, contempt, mockery. RN
     My strength do I ascribe unto you, for you (O' God) are my defender.
     God shows me his goodness plentiously, God lets me see my desire upon mine enemies.
     Slay them not, least my people forget it: but scatter them abroad by your power, and put them down, O' Lord my defense.
     For the sin of their mouth, for the words of their lips, and because of their pride, let them be taken: and why? their preaching is of cursing and lies.
     Consume them in your wrath, consume them that they may perish, and know that it is God, which rules in Jacob and in all the world. Selah.
     And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
     Let them go to and fro, and run about the city, howling like dogs.
     Let them run here and there for meat, and grudge when they have not enough.
     As for me, I will sing of your power, and praise your mercy by times in the morning: for you are my defense and refuge in the time of my trouble.
     Unto you (O' my strength) will I sing, for you (O' God) are my defense, and my merciful God.

The Sixtieth Psalme
To the chaunter, upon the rose of witness,
Michtam of David, for to teach:
when he fought against Syria of Mesopotamia, and Syria of Zoba:
and when Joab turned back, and slew twelve thousand Edomites,
in the valley of Salt.

     O' God, you have cast us out and scattered us abroad, you that have been so sore displeased at us, comfort us again.
     You that have removed the land and divided it, heal the sores thereof, for it shakes.
     You have showed your people heavy things, you have given us a *drink of wine that we stumble with all. *This drink of wine signifies the anger of the Lord, or the sufferance of some plague, or cup of wrath as found in Revelation 14 MN
     Yet have you given a token, (sign) for such as fear you, that they may be cast up in the truth. Selah.
     That your beloved might be delivered, help them with your right hand, and hear me.
     God has spoken in his Sanctuary (which thing rejoices me) I will divide Sichem, and mete out the valley of Suchoth.
     Gilead is mine, and Manasses is mine, Ephraim is the strength of mine head, Judah is my Captain.
     Moab is my washpot, over Edom will I stretch out my shoe, Philistea, shall be glad of me.
     Who will lead me into the strong city? Who will bring me into Edom?
     Shall not you do it, O' God, you that have cast us out: *you God, that went not out with our hosts? When God stops giving victory the armies. RN
     O' be you our help in trouble, for vain is the help of man.
     Through God we shall do great acts, for it is he that shall tread down our enemies.

The Sixty First Psalme
     Hear my crying (O' God) give heed unto my prayer.
     From the ends of the earth will I call unto you, when my heart is in trouble: Oh set me up upon an high rock.
     For you are my hope, a strong tower for me against my enemy.
     I will abide in your tabernacle for ever, that I may be safe under the covering of your wings. Selah.
     For you, O' Lord, have heard my desires, you have given an heritage unto those that fear your name.
     You shall grant the King a long life, that his years may endure throughout all generations.
     That he may dwell before God for ever: Oh let your loving mercy and faithfulness preserve him.
     So will I all ways sing praises unto your name, that I may daily perform my vows.

The Sixty Second Psalme
     My soul waits only upon God, for of him comes my help.
     He only is my strength, my salvation, my defense, so that I shall not greatly fall.
     How long will you imagine mischief against every man? you shall be slain all of the sort of you: yes as a tottering wall shall you be, and like a broken hedge.
     Their devise is only to put him out, their delight is in lies: they give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart. Selah.
     Nevertheless, my soul abides only upon God, for he is my God.
     He only is my strength, my salvation, my defense: so that I shall not fall.
     In God is my health, my glory, my might and in God is my trust.
     O' put your trust in him always, (you people) pour out your hearts before him, for God is our hope. Selah.
     As for men they are but vain, men are deceitful: upon the weights they are altogether lighter than vanity it self.
     O' trust not in wrong or robbery, give not yourselves unto vanity: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
     God spoke once a word, twice have I heard the same, that power belongs unto God.
     That you Lord are merciful, and that you reward every man according to his works.

The Sixty Third Psalme
A Psalme of David, when he was in the wilderness of Juda.
     O God, you are my God, early will I seek you, my flesh longs after you in a barren and dry land, where no water is.
     Thus do I look for you in your Sanctuary, that I might behold your power and glory.
     For your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.
     For as long as I live I will magnify you and lift up my hands in your name.
     My soul is satisfied even as it were with merry and fatness, when my mouth praises you with joyful lips.
     In my bed I will remember you, and when I wake my talking shall be of you.
     For you have been my helper, and under the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.
     My soul hangs upon you, your right hand upholds me.
     They seek after my soul, but in vain, for they shall go under the earth.
     They shall fall into the sword, and be a portion for foxes.
     But the King shall rejoice in God: all they that swear by him, shall be commended, for the mouth of liars shall be stopped.

The Sixty Fourth Psalme
To the chaunter, a Psalme of David.
     Hear my voice, O' God, in my complaint, preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
     Hide me from the gathering together of the froward, from the heap of wicked doers.
     Which wet their tongues like a sword, and shoot with venomous words like as with arrows.
     That they may privy hurt the innocent, and suddenly hit him without any fear.
     They have devised mischief, and communed among themselves, how they may lay snares: tush (they say) Who shall see them?
     They imagine wickedness, and keep it secret among themselves, every man in the deep of his heart.
     But God shall suddenly shoot with an arrow, that they shall be wounded.
     Yes their own tongues shall make them fall, in so much that who so sees them, shall laugh them to scorn.
     And all men that see it, shall say: this has God done, for they shall perceive that it is his work.
     The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in him: and all they that are true of heart.

The Sixty Fifth Psalme
     You, O' God, are praised in Sion, and unto you is the vow performed.
     You heat the prayer, therefore comes all flesh unto you.
     Our misdeeds prevail against us, Oh be you merciful unto our sins.
     Blessed is the man whom you choose and receives unto you, that he may dwell in your court: he shall be satisfied with the pleasures of your house, even of your holy temple.
     Hear us, according to your wonderful righteousness, O' God our salvation: you that are the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of the broad sea.
     Which in his strength sets fast the mountains, and is girded about with power:
     Which stills the raging of the sea, the roaring of his waves, and the woodness of the people.
     They that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid of at your tokens, you make both the morning and evening stars to praise you.
     You visit the earth, and water it, and make it very plenteous.
     The river of God is full of waters, you prepare man his corn, and thus you provide for the earth.
     You water her furrows, you break the hard clots thereof, you make it soft with drops of rain, and blessest the increase of it.
     You crown the year with your good, and your footsteps drop fatness.
     They dwellings of the wilderness are fat also, that they drop down withal: and the little hills are pleasant on every side.
     The folds are full of sheep, the valleys stand so thick with corn that they laugh and sing.

The Sixty Sixth Psalme
To the chaunter, a Psalme of David.
     O' be joyful in God, all you lands, sing praises unto the honor of his name, make his praise to be glorious.
     Say unto God: How wonderful are works? through the greatness of your power shall your enemies be confounded.
     O' that all the world would worship you, sing of you, and praise your name. Selah.
     O' come hither and behold the works of God, which is so wonderful in his doings among the children of men.
     He turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water on foot: therefore will we rejoice in him.
     He rules with his power for ever, his eyes behold the people: the *renegates shall not be able to exalt themselves. Selah. *renegades = Hebrew carar (saw-ra') those that contradict: the truth, love, and will of God. (loving contradiction) This tern "exalted" is then understood that these "renegades" though exalted of the world, can not exalt themselves before God. RN
     O' magnify our God, you people, make the voice of his praise to be heard.
     Which holds our soul in life, and allows not our feet to slip.
     For you, O' God, have proved us, you have tried us like as silver is tried.
     You have brought us into captivity, and layed trouble upon our loins.
     You have allowed men to ride over our heads, we went through the fire and water, but you have brought us out, and refreshed us.
     Therefore I will go into your house with burnt offerings, to pay the my vows, which I promised with my lips, and spoke with my mouth, when I was in trouble.
     I will offer unto you fat burnt sacrifices with the smoke of rams, I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
     Come and harken, all you that fear God, I will tell you, what he has done for my soul.
     I called unto him with my mouth, and gave him praises with my tongue.
     If I incline unto wickedness in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.
     Therefore God has heard me, and considered the voice of my prayer.
     Praised be God, which has not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.

The Sixty Seventh Psalme
To the chaunter, in Neginoth, a Psalme and song.
     God be merciful unto us, bless us, and show the light of his countenance upon us. Selah.
     That we may know your way upon earth, your saving health among all Heathen.
     Let the people praise you, O' God, yes let all people praise you.
     O' let the people rejoice and be glad, that you judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
     Let the people praise you, O' God, let all the people praise you.
     God, even our own God, give us his blessings, that the earth shall bring forth her increase.
     God bless us, and let all the ends of the world fear him.

The Sixty Eighth Psalme
To the chaunter, a Psalme and song of David.
     Let God arise, so shall his enemies be scattered, and they that hate him, shall flee before him.
     Like as the smoke vanishes, so shall you drive them away: and like as wax melts at the fire, so shall the ungodly perish at the presence of God.
     But the righteous shall be glad and rejoice before God, they shall be merry and joyful.
     O sing unto God, sing praises to his name: magnify him that rides above the heavens (whose name is the Lord) and rejoice before him.
He is a father of the fatherless, he is a defender of widows: even God in his holy habitation.
     He is the God that makes men to be of one mind in a house, and brings the prisoners out of captivity in due season, but lets the renegades continue in scarceness.
O' God, when you went forth before the people, when you went through the wilderness. Selah:
     The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God in Sinai, at the presence of God, which is the God of Israel.
     You, O' God sendest a *gracious rain, upon your inheritance, and refreshes it, when it is dry. *By this gracious rain is signified the word and the gospel which is the law of the spirit and of life. MN
     That your beasts may dwell therin, which you of your goodness have prepared for the poor.
     The Lord shall give the word, with great hosts of Evangelists.
     Kings with their armies shall flee, and they of the household shall divide the spoil.
     If so be that you lay among the *pales, the doves feathers shall be covered with silver, and her wings the color of gold. *pales = pots ,vessels,
     When the Almighty sets kings upon the earth, it shall be clear even in the darkness.
     The hill of Basan is Gods hill, the hill of Basan is a plenteous hill.
     Why hop you so, you great hills?
     It pleases God to dwell upon this hill, yes the Lord will abide in it for ever.
     The chariots of God are many thousand times a thousand, the Lord is among them in holy Sinai.
     You are gone up on high, you have led captivity captive, and received gifts, for men: yes even for your enemies, that they might dwell with the Lord God. Praised by the Lord daily even the God which helps us, and poured his benefits upon us. Selah.
     The that is our Savior, even God the Lord by whom we escape death.
     The God that smites the enemies upon the heads and upon the hearty scalps: such as go still in their wickednesses.
     The Lord has said: some will I bring away from Basan, some will I bring again from the deep of the sea.
     That your foot may be dipped in the blood of your enemies, and that your dogs may lick it up.
     It is well seen, O' God, how you go, how you my God and my King go in the Sanctuary. This is to say; it is well known how God works in the hearts of men. RN
     The singers go before, and then the minstrels among the maidens with tumbrels.
     O' give thanks unto God the Lord in the *congregation, for the wells of Israel.
Note this word "congregation" is singular, as there is but one congregation. And this is not a congregation that compromises the truth of God, but does worship God through the spirit and love of the truth. RN
     There is little Benjamin, the Princes of Judah, the Princes of Zabulon, and the Princes of Nephtali bear rule among them. Benjamin = "son of the right hand" Judah = "praised" Zebulun = "exalted" Naphtali = "wrestling" RN
     Thy God has committed strength unto you, stablish the thing, O' God, that you have wrought *in us. Discern and see this "in " us rather than "for" us. RN
     For your temples sake at Jerusalem shall Kings bring presents unto you.
     Reprove the beasts among the reeds, the heap of bulls with the calves: those that drive for money.
     Oh scatter the people that delight in battle.
     The Princes shall come out of Egypt, the *Morians land shall stretch out her hands unto God. Moriah = "chosen by Jehovah"
     Sing unto God, O' you kingdoms of the earth: O' sing praises unto the Lord. Selah.
     Which sets in the heavens over all from the beginning: Lo, he shall send out his voice, yes and that a mighty voice.
     Ascribe you the power unto God, his glory is in Israel, and his might in the clouds.
     God is wonderful in his Sanctuary, he is the God of Israel, he will give strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

The Sixty Ninth Psalme
To the chaunter upon *Sosanim of David.
*Sosanim from the Hebrew ; lily; a longing desire of
     Help me, O' God, for the waters are come in unto my soul.
     I sink fast in the deep mire, where no ground is, I am come into deep waters, and the floods will drowned me.
     I am weary of crying, my throat is dry, my sight fails me, for waiting so long upon my God.
     They that hate me without a cause, are more than the hairs of my head, they that are mine enemies would destroy me guiltless and mightily: I am *fain to pay the things that I never took. *fain = obliged/ willing. RN
     God you know my simpleness, and my faults are not hid from you.
     Let not them that trust in you, O' Lord God of Hosts, be ashamed for my cause: let not those that seek you, be confounded through me, O' God of Israel.
     And why? for your sake do I suffer reproof, shame covers my face.
     I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mothers children.
     For the zeal of your house has even eaten me, and the rebukes of them that rebuke you, are fallen upon me.
     I wept and chastened myself with fasting, and that was turned to my reproof.
     I put on a sackcloth, and therefore they jested upon me.
     They that sit in the gate, speak against me, and the drunkards made songs upon me.
     But Lord I made my prayer unto you in an acceptable time.
     hear me, O' God, with your great mercy and sure help.
     Take me out of the mire, that I sink not: Oh let me be deliver from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
     Lest the waterflood drowned me, that the deep swallow me not up, and that the pit shut not her mouth upon me.
     Hear me, O' Lord, for your lovingkindness is comfortable: turn you unto me according to your great mercy.
     Hide not your face from your servant, for I am in trouble: O' have you to help me.
     Draw near unto my soul, and save it: Oh deliver me because of mine enemies.
     You know my reproof, and my shame and my dishonor: mine adversaries are all in your sight.
     The rebuke breaks my heart, and makes me heavy: I look for some to have pity upon me, but there is no man: and for some to comfort me, but I find none.
     They gave me gall to eat, and when I was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink.
     Let their *table be made a snare to take themselves withal, an occasion to fall and a reward unto them. Let their table be made a snare. That is, let their opinion and doctrine be the cause of their stiffness and destruction: as was come to the Jews. MN
     Let their eyes be blinded, that they see not: and ever bow down their backs.
     Pour out your indignation upon them, and let your wrathful displeasure take hold of them.
     Let their habitation be void, and no man to dwell in their tents.
     For they persecute him whom you have smitten, and beside your wounds they have given him more.
     Let them fall from one wickedness to another, and not come into your righteousness.
     Let them be wiped out of the book of the living, and not be written among the righteous. Note the names are already written in the book, he that overcomes shall not have his name to be put out of the book of life. Revelation 3, 1st paragraph. RN
     As for me, I am poor and in heaviness, let your help defend me, O' God.
     That I may praise the name of God with a song, and magnify it with thanksgiving.
     This shall please the Lord better than an a bullock, that has horns and hoofs.
     O' consider this and be glad (you that be in adversity) seek after God and your soul shall live.
     For the Lord hears the poor, and despises not his prisoners.
     Let heaven and earth praise him, the sea, and all that moves therein.
     For God will save Sion, and build the cities of Judah, that men may dwell there, and have them in possession.
     The seed of his servants shall inherit it, and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

The Seventieth Psalme
To the chaunter, of David to bring to remembrance.
     Haste you, O' God, to deliver me, and to help me, O' Lord.
     Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that wish my evil.
     Let them soon be brought to shame, that cry over me, there, there.
     But let all those that seek you, be joyful and glad in you: and let all such as delight in your saving health, say always: the Lord be praised.
     As for me, I am poor and in misery, haste you God for to help me.
     You are my help, my redeemer, and my God: Oh make no long tarrying.

The Seventy First Psalme
     In you, O' Lord, is my trust, let me never be put to confusion, but rid me, and deliver me through your righteousness: incline your ear unto me, and help me.
     Be you my stronghold,(whereunto I may always flee) you that have promised to help me: for you are my house of defense and my castle.
     Deliver me, O' my God, out of the hand of the ungodly, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
     For you, O' Lord God, are the thing that I long for, you are my hope even from my youth.
     I have leaned upon you ever since I was born, you are he that took me out of my mothers womb, therefore is my praise always of you.
     I am become a wonder unto the multitude, but my sure trust is in you.
     Oh let my mouth be filled with your praise and honor all the day long.
     Cast me not away in mine old age, forsake me not when my strength fails me.
     For mine enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul, take their counsel together, saying: God has forsaken him, persecute him, take him, for there is none to help him.
     Go not far from me, O' God: my God, haste you to help me.
     Let them be confounded and perish, that are against my soul: let them be covered with shame and dishonor, that seek to do me evil.
     As for me, I will patiently abide always, and will ever increase your praise.
     My mouth shall speak of your righteousness and saving health all the day long, for I know no end thereof.
     Let me go in (O' Lord God) and I will make mention of your power and righteousness only.
     You, O' God, have learned me from my youth up until now, therefore will I tell of your wondrous works.
     Forsake me not, in mine old age, when I am grey headed: until I have showed your arm unto childrens children, and your power to all that are yet for to come.
     O what great troubles and adversities have you showed me? and yet did you turn and refresh me: yes and brought me from the deep of the earth again.
     You have brought me to great honor, and comforted me on every side.
     Therefore will I praise you and your faithfulness, O' God, playing on the lute, unto you will I sing upon the harp, O you holy one of Israel.
     My lips would fain sing praises unto you: and so would my soul whom you have delivered.
     My tongue talks of your righteousness all the day long, for they are confounded and brought unto shame, that sought to do me evil.

The Seventy Second Psalme
Of Solomon
     Give the king your judgments, O' God, and your righteousness unto the kings son.
     That he may govern your people according to right, and defend the poor.
     That *mountains may bring peace, and the little hills righteousness unto the people. By the mountains are understood the great men and rulers that receive the word of peace and by the little hills, their subjects. Psalms 114, 118 and Luke 3 MN
     He shall keep the simple folk by their right, defend the children of the poor, and punish the wrong doer.
     You shall be feared as long as the sun and moon endures, from one generation to another.
     He shall come down like rain in to a fleece of wool, and like the drops that water the earth.
     In his time shall righteousness flourish, yes and abundance of peace, so long as the moon endures.
     His dominion shall be from the one sea to the other, and from the flood unto the worlds end.
     They that dwell in the wilderness shall kneel before him, and his enemies shall *lick the dust. *that is humbled even to the kissing of the ground. MN
     The Kings of the isles shall bring presents, the Kings of Araby and Saba shall offer gifts.
     All Kings shall worship him, all Heathen shall do him service.
     For he shall deliver the poor when he crys, and the needy that has no help.
     He shall be favorable to the simple and poor, he shall preserve the souls of such as be in adversity.
     He shall deliver their souls from extortion and wrong, and dear shall be their blood be in his sight.
     He shall live, and unto him shall be given of the gold of Arabia: prayer shall be made ever unto him, and daily shall he be praised.
     There shall be an heap of corn in the earth high upon the hills, his fruit shall shake like Libanus, and shall green in the city, like grass upon the earth.
     His name shall endure forever, his name shall remain under the sun among the posterities, which shall be blessed through him, and all the Heathen shall praise him.
     Blessed is the Lord God, even the God of Israel, which only does wondrous things.
     And blessed be the name of his majesty forever, and all the lands be filled with his glory. Amen, Amen.

Here end the prayers of David the son of Jesse.

The third Treatise

The Seventy Third Psalme
     O' How loving is God unto Israel, to such as are of a clean heart?
     Nevertheless my feet were almost gone, my treadings had well near slipped.
     And why? I was grieved at the wicked, to see the ungodly in such prosperity.
     For they are in no peril of death, but stand fast like a palace.
     They come in no misfortune like other folk, neither are they plagued like other men.
     And this is the cause that they be so puffed up in pride, and overwhelmed with cruelty and unrighteousness.
     Their eyes swell for fatness, they do even what they list.
     Corrupt are they, and speak blasphemies maliciously, proud and presumptuous are their words.
     They stretch forth their mouth unto the heaven, and their tongue goes through the world.
     Therefore fall the people unto them, and there out suck they no small advantage.
     Tush (they say) How should God perceive it? is there knowledge in the most highest?
     Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, these have riches in possession.
     Should I then cleanse my heart in vain, (thought I) and *wash my hands in innocency? To wash his hands in innocency is to show his life to be pure and without reproof, as said in Psalms 26 MN
     Wherefore should I be then punished daily, and be chastened every morning?
     Yes I had almost said even as they do: but lo, then should I have condemned the generation of your children.
     Then I thought I to understand this, but it was too hard for me.
     Until I went into the Sanctuary of God, and considered the end of these men.
     Namely how you have set them in a slippery place, that you may cast them down *headlyings and to destroy them. Is this headlines or head lyings? RN
     O how suddenly do they consume, perish and come to an end.
     Yes even like as a dream when one awakens, so make you their *image to vanish out of the city. *that is their esteem or glory. MN
     Thus my heart was grieved, and it even went through my reins.
     So foolish was I and ignorant, and as it were a beast before you.
     Nevertheless I am always by you, you have held me by my right hand.
     You leadest me with your counsel, and afterward receive me unto glory.
     O what is there prepared for me in heaven? there is no thing upon earth, that I desire in comparison of you.
     My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
     For lo, they that forsake you shall perish: you destroyed all them that *commit fornication against you. *They commit fornication against him, that put their trust in any other than him alone. MN
     But it is good for me, to hold fast by God, and to speak of all your works.


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