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Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, 0 Most High:
To shew forth Thy loving kindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night.
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy work : I will rejoice in the works of Thy hands.
O Lord, how great are Thy works! and Thy thoughts are very deep.
A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever.
But Thou, Lord, are most high for evermore.
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree : he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.
To shew that the Lord is upright: He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
The Lord reigneth, He is clothed with majesty : the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith He hath girded Himself: the world also is established, that it can not be moved.
Thy throne is established of old: Thou art from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice: the floods lift up their waves.
The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness be-cometh Thine house, O Lord, forever.
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings.
Like sheep they are laid in the grave ; death shall feed on them ; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning ; and theii beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling. •
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for He shall receive me.
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased:
For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away : his glory shall not descend after him.
Though while he lived he blessed his soul, (and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,)
He shall go to the generation of his fathers» they shall never see light,
Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
And dost Thou open Thine eyes upon such a one, and bringest me into judgment with Thee ?
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean ? not one.
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with Thee, Thou hast appointed his bounds that he can not pass ;
Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground ;
Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he ?
As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up ;
So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
O that thou wouldst hide me in the grave, and Thou wouldst keep me secret, until Thy wrath be past, that Thou wouldst appoint me a set time, and remember me!
If a man die, shall he live again ? all the day* of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
The first man is of the earth, earthy i the second man is the Lord from heaven.
As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood can not inherit the kingdom of God ; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Behold, I shew you a mystery : We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump : for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal'must put on immortality.
Leader. Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world :
Response. Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
L. My mouth shall speak of wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
R. I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about ?
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches ;
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
( For the redemption of their souls is precious, and it ceaseth forevgr:)
That he should still live forever, and not see corruption.
For He seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue forever, and their dwelling places to all generations ; they call their lands after their own names.
Nevertheless man being in honor abideth not * he is like the beasts that perish.