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Praise ye the Lord.
O giue thankes vnto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercie endureth for euer.
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Who can vtter the mighty acts of the Lord?
who can shew foorth all his praise?
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Blessed are they that keepe iudgement: and he that doeth righteousnesse at all times.
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Remember me, O Lord, with the fauour that thou bearest vnto thy people: O visite me with thy saluation:
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That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may reioyce in the gladnesse of thy nation: that I may glory with thine inheritance.
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Wee haue sinned with our fathers: we haue committed iniquitie, we haue done wickedly.
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Our fathers vnderstood not thy wonders in Egypt, they remembred not the multitude of thy mercies: but prouoked him at the sea, euen at the Red-sea.
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Neuerthelesse hee saued them for his Names sake: that hee might make his mighty power to be knowen.
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He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried vp: so hee led them through the depthes, as through the wildernes.
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And he saued them from the hand of him that hated them: and redeemed them from the hand of the enemie.
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And the waters couered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
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Then beleeued they his words: they sang his praise.
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They soone forgate his works: they waited not for his counsell:
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But lusted exceedingly in the wildernes: & tempted God in the desert.
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And he gaue them their request: but sent leannesse into their soule.
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They enuied Moses also in the campe: and Aaron the Saint of the Lord.
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The earth opened and swallowed vp Dathan: and couered the company of Abiram.
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And a fire was kindled in their company: 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 changed their glory, into the similitude of an oxe that eateth grasse.
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They forgate God their Sauiour: which had done great things in Egypt:
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Wonderous workes in the lande of Ham: and terrible things by the red Sea.
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Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: to turne away his wrath, lest hee should destroy them.
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Yea, they despised the pleasant land: they beleeued not his word:
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But murmured in their tents: and hearkened not vnto the voyce of the Lord.
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Therefore he lifted vp his hande against them: to ouerthrow them in the wildernesse:
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To ouerthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
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They ioyned themselues also vnto Baal-Peor: and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
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Thus they prouoked him to anger with their inuentions: and the plague brake in vpon them.
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Then stood vp Phinehas, and executed iudgement: and so the plague was stayed.
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And that was counted vnto him for righteousnesse: vnto all generations for euermore.
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They angred him also at the waters of strife: so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
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Because they prouoked his spirit: so that hee spake vnaduisedly with his lippes.
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They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them:
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But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their workes.
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And they serued their idoles: which were a snare vnto them.
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Yea they sacrificed their sonnes, and their daughters vnto deuils,
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And shed innocent blood, euen the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whome they sacrificed vnto the idoles of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
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Thus were they defiled with their owne works: and went a whoring with their owne inuentions.
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Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people: insomuch that he abhorred his owne inheritance.
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And he gaue them into the hand of the heathen: and they that hated them, ruled ouer them.
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Their enemies also oppressed them: and they were brought into subiection vnder their hand.
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Many times did he deliuer them: but they prouoked him with their counsell, and were brought low for their iniquitie.
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Neuertheles he regarded their affliction: when he heard their crie.
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And hee remembred for them his couenant: and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
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He made them also to be pitied, of all those that caried them captiues.
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Saue vs, O Lord our God, and gather vs from among the heathen to giue thankes vnto thy holy Name: and to triumph in thy praise.
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Blessed bee the Lord God of Israel from euerlasting to euerlasting: and let all the people say, Amen.
Praise ye the Lord.