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Prayse ye the Lord.
Prayse ye the Lord because he is good, for his mercie endureth for euer.
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Who can expresse the noble actes of the Lord, or shewe forth all his prayse?
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Blessed are they that keepe iudgement, and doe righteousnesse at all times.
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Remember me, O Lorde, with the fauour of thy people: visite me with thy saluation,
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That I may see the felicitie of thy chosen, and reioyce in the ioy of thy people, and glorie with thine inheritance.
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We haue sinned with our fathers: we haue committed iniquitie, and done wickedly.
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Our fathers vnderstoode not thy wonders in Egypt, neither remembred they the multitude of thy mercies, but rebelled at the Sea, euen at the red sea.
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Neuerthelesse he saued them for his Names sake, that he might make his power to be knowen.
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And he rebuked the red Sea, and it was dryed vp, and he led them in the deepe, as in the wildernesse.
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And he saued them from ye aduersaries hand, and deliuered them from ye hand of the enemie.
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And the waters couered their oppressours: not one of them was left.
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Then beleeued they his wordes, and sang prayse vnto him.
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But incontinently they forgate his workes: they wayted not for his counsell,
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But lusted with concupiscence in the wildernes, and tempted God in the desert.
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Then he gaue them their desire: but he sent leannesse into their soule.
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They enuied Moses also in the tentes, and Aaron the holy one of the Lord.
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Therefore the earth opened & swallowed vp Dathan, & couered the companie of Abiram.
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And the fire was kindled in their assembly: the flame burnt vp the wicked.
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They made a calfe in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
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Thus they turned their glory into the similitude of a bullocke, that eateth grasse.
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They forgate God their Sauiour, which had done great things in Egypt,
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Wonderous woorkes in the lande of Ham, and fearefull things by the red Sea.
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Therefore he minded to destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stand in the breach before him to turne away his wrath, least he shoulde destroy them.
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Also they contemned that pleasant land, and beleeued not his worde,
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But murmured in their tentes, and hearkened not vnto the voice of the Lorde.
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Therefore hee lifted vp his hande against them, to destroy them in the wildernesse,
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And to destroy their seede among the nations, & to scatter them throughout the countries.
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They ioyned themselues also vnto Baalpeor, and did eate the offrings of the dead.
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Thus they prouoked him vnto anger with their owne inuentions, and the plague brake in vpon them.
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But Phinehas stoode vp, and executed iudgement, and the plague was staied.
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And it was imputed vnto him for righteousnes from generation to generation for euer.
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They angred him also at the waters of Meribah, so that Moses was punished for their sakes,
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Because they vexed his spirite, so that hee spake vnaduisedly with his lippes.
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Neither destroied they the people, as the Lord had commaunded them,
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But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their workes,
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And serued their idoles, which were their ruine.
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Yea, they offered their sonnes, and their daughters vnto deuils,
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And shed innocent blood, euen the blood of their sonnes, & of their daughters, whome they offred vnto the idoles of Canaan, and the lande was defiled with blood.
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Thus were they steined with their owne woorkes, and went a whoring with their owne inuentions.
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Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, and he abhorred his owne inheritance.
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And hee gaue them into the hande of the heathen: and they that hated them, were lordes ouer them.
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Their enemies also oppressed them, & they were humbled vnder their hand.
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Many a time did hee deliuer them, but they prouoked him by their counsels: therefore they were brought downe by their iniquitie.
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Yet hee sawe when they were in affliction, and he heard their crie.
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And he remembred his couenant towarde them and repented acoording to the multitude of his mercies,
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And gaue them fauour in the sight of all them that lead them captiues.
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Saue vs, O Lorde our God, and gather vs from among the heathen, that we may praise thine holy Name, and glorie in thy praise.
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Blessed be the Lorde God of Israel for euer and euer, and let all the people say, So be it.
Praise yee the Lord.