1(128-1) <A gradual canticle.> Often have they fought against me from my youth, let Israel now say.2(128-2) Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could not prevail over me.3(128-3) The wicked have wrought upon my back: they have lengthened their iniquity.4(128-4) The Lord who is just will cut the necks of sinners:5(128-5) Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Sion.6(128-6) Let them be as grass upon the tops of houses: which withereth before it be plucked up:7(128-7) Who with the mower filleth not his hand: nor he that gathereth sheaves his bosom.8(128-8) And they that passed by have not said: The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.
1(129-1) <A gradual canticle.> Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord:2(129-2) Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.3(129-3) If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it.4(129-4) For with thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord. My soul hath relied on his word:5(129-5) my soul hath hoped in the Lord.6(129-6) From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.7(129-7) Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful redemption.8(129-8) And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
1(130-1) <A gradual canticle of David.> Lord, my heart is not exalted: nor are my eyes lofty. Neither have I walked in great matters, nor in wonderful things above me.2(130-2) If I was not humbly minded, but exalted my soul: As a child that is weaned is towards his mother, so reward in my soul.3(130-3) Let Israel hope in the Lord, from henceforth now and for ever.
1Be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ.2Now I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of me and keep my ordinances as I have delivered them to you.3But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ: and the head of the woman is the man: and the head of Christ is God.4Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered disgraceth his head.5But every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered disgraceth her head: for it is all one as if she were shaven.6For if a woman be not covered, let her be shorn. But if it be a shame to a woman to be shorn or made bald, let her cover her head.7The man indeed ought not to cover his head: because he is the image and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of the man.8For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.9For the man was not created for the woman: but the woman for the man.10Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head, because of the angels.11But yet neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man, in the Lord.12For as the woman is of the man, so also is the man by the woman: but all things of God.13You yourselves judge. Doth it become a woman to pray unto God uncovered?14Doth not even nature itself teach you that a man indeed, if he nourish his hair, it is a shame unto him?15But if a woman nourish her hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering.16But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the Church of God.