Psalm 43; Psalm 44; Psalm 45; Acts 27:27-44

1 (42-1) <A psalm for David.> Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man. 2 (42-2) For thou art God my strength: why hast thou cast me off? and why do I go sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me? 3 (42-3) Sent forth thy light and thy truth: they have conducted me, and brought me unto thy holy hill, and into thy tabernacles. 4 (42-4) And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth. 5 (42-5) To thee, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp: why art thou sad, O my soul? and why dost thou disquiet me? (42-6) Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance, and my God.
1 (43-1) <Unto the end, for the sons of Core, to give understanding.> (43-2) We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to us, The work thou hast wrought in their days, and in the days of old. 2 (43-3) Thy hand destroyed the Gentiles, and thou plantedst them: thou didst afflict the people and cast them out. 3 (43-4) For they got not the possession of the land by their own sword: neither did their own arm save them. But thy right hand and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance: because thou wast pleased with them. 4 (43-5) Thou art thyself my king and my God, who commandest the saving of Jacob. 5 (43-6) Through thee we will push down our enemies with the horn: and through thy name we will despise them that rise up against us. 6 (43-7) For I will not trust in my bow: neither shall my sword save me. 7 (43-8) But thou hast saved us from them that afflict us: and hast put them to shame that hate us. 8 (43-9) In God shall we glory all the day long: and in thy name we will give praise for ever. 9 (43-10) But now thou hast cast us off, and put us to shame: and thou, O God, wilt not go out with our armies. 10 (43-11) Thou hast made us turn our back to our enemies: and they that hated us plundered for themselves. 11 (43-12) Thou hast given us up like sheep to be eaten: thou hast scattered us among the nations. 12 (43-13) Thou hast sold thy people for no price: and there was no reckoning in the exchange of them. 13 (43-14) Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scoff and derision to them that are round about us. 14 (43-15) Thou hast made us a byword among the Gentiles: a shaking of the head among the people. 15 (43-16) All the day long my shame is before me: and the confusion of my face hath covered me, 16 (43-17) At the voice of him that reproacheth and detracteth me: at the face of the enemy and persecutor. 17 (43-18) All these things have come upon us, yet we have not forgotten thee: and we have not done wickedly in thy covenant. 18 (43-19) And our heart hath not turned back: neither hast thou turned aside our steps from thy way. 19 (43-20) For thou hast humbled us in the place of affliction: and the shadow of death hath covered us. 20 (43-21) If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread forth our hands to a strange god: 21 (43-22) Shall not God search out these things: for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. 22 (43-22) Because for thy sake we are killed all the day long: we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. 23 (43-23) Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end. 24 (43-24) Why turnest thou thy face away? and forgettest our want and our trouble? 25 (43-25) For our soul is humbled down to the dust: our belly cleaveth to the earth. 26 (43-26) Arise, O Lord, help us and redeem us for thy name’s sake.
1 (44-1) <Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved.> (44-2) My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king: My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly. 2 (44-3) Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever. 3 (44-4) Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty. 4 (44-5) With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully. 5 (44-6) Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, into the hearts of the king’s enemies. 6 (44-7) Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness. 7 (44-8) Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 8 (44-9) Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: out of which 9 (44-10) The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety. 10 (44-11) Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy people and thy father’s house. 11 (44-12) And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore. 12 (44-13) And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance. 13 (44-14) All the glory of the king’s daughter is within in golden borders, 14 (44-15) Clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee. 15 (44-16) They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the king. 16 (44-17) Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth. 17 (44-18) They shall remember thy name throughout all generations. Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, for ever and ever.
27 But after the fourteenth night was come, as we were sailing in Adria, about midnight, the shipmen deemed that they discovered some country. 28 Who also sounding, found twenty fathoms: and going on a little further, they found fifteen fathoms. 29 Then fearing lest we should fall upon rough places, they cast four anchors out of the stern: and wished for the day. 30 But as the shipmen sought to fly out of the ship, having let down the boat into the sea, under colour, as though they would have cast anchors out of the forepart of the ship, 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers: Except these stay in the ship, you cannot be saved. 32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat and let her fall off. 33 And when it began to be light, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying: This day is the fourteenth day that you have waited and continued fasting, taking nothing. 34 Wherefore, I pray you to take some meat for your health’s sake: for there shall not an hair of the head of any of you perish. 35 And when he had said these things, taking bread, he gave thanks to God in the sight of them all. And when he had broken it, he began to eat. 36 Then were they all of better cheer: and they also took some meat. 37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls. 38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, casting the wheat into the sea. 39 And when it was day, they knew not the land. But they discovered a certain creek that had a shore, into which they minded, if they could, to thrust in the ship. 40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves to the sea, loosing withal the rudder bands. And hoisting up the mainsail to the wind, they made towards shore. 41 And when we were fallen into a place where two seas met, they run the ship aground. And the forepart indeed, sticking fast, remained unmoveable: but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the sea. 42 And the soldiers’ counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any of them, swimming out should escape. 43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, forbade it to be done. And he commanded that they who could swim should cast themselves first into the sea and save themselves and get to land. 44 And the rest, some they carried on boards and some on those things that belonged to the ship. And so it came to pass that every soul got safe to land.
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