Psalm 4; Psalm 5; Psalm 6; Acts 17:16-34

1 <Unto the end, in verses. A psalm for David.> (4-2) When I called upon him, the God of my justice heard me: when I was in distress, thou hast enlarged me. Have mercy on me: and hear my prayer. 2 (4-3) O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? why do you love vanity, and seek after lying? 3 (4-4) Know ye also that the Lord hath made his holy one wonderful: the Lord will hear me when I shall cry unto him. 4 (4-5) Be ye angry, and sin not: the things you say in your hearts, be sorry for them upon your beds. 5 (4-6) Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord: many say, Who sheweth us good things? 6 (4-7) The light of thy countenance, O Lord, is signed upon us: thou hast given gladness in my heart. 7 (4-8) By the fruit of their corn, their wine, and oil, they rest: 8 (4-9) In peace in the self same I will sleep, and I will rest: (4-10) For thou, O Lord, singularly hast settled me in hope.
1 <Unto the end, for her that obtaineth the inheritance. A psalm for David.> (5-2) Give ear, O Lord, to my words, understand my cry. 2 (5-3) Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God. 3 (5-4) For to thee will I pray: O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my voice. 4 (5-5) In the morning I will stand before thee, and I will see: because thou art not a God that willest iniquity. 5 (5-6) Neither shall the wicked dwell near thee: nor shall the unjust abide before thy eyes. 6 (5-7) Thou hatest all the workers of iniquity: thou wilt destroy all that speak a lie. The bloody and the deceitful man the Lord will abhor. 7 (5-8) But as for me in the multitude of thy mercy, I will come into thy house; I will worship towards thy holy temple, in thy fear. 8 (5-9) Conduct me, O Lord, in thy justice: because of my enemies, direct my way in thy sight. 9 (5-10) For there is no truth in their mouth: their heart is vain. 10 (5-11) Their throat is an open sepulchre: they dealt deceitfully with their tongues: judge them, O God. Let them fall from their devices: according to the multitude of their wickednesses cast them out: for they have provoked thee, O Lord. 11 (5-12) But let all them be glad that hope in thee: they shall rejoice for ever, and thou shalt dwell in them. And all they that love thy name shall glory in thee. 12 (5-13) For thou wilt bless the just. O Lord, thou hast crowned us, as with a shield of thy good will.
1 <Unto the end, in verses, a psalm for David, for the octave.> (6-2) O Lord, rebuke me not in thy indignation, nor chastise me in thy wrath. 2 (6-3) Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. 3 (6-4) And my soul is troubled exceedingly: but thou, O Lord, how long? 4 (6-5) Turn to me, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy’s sake. 5 (6-6) For there is no one in death, that is mindful of thee: and who shall confess to thee in hell? 6 (6-7) I have laboured in my groanings, every night I will wash my bed: I will water my couch with my tears. 7 (6-8) My eye is troubled through indignation: I have grown old amongst all my enemies. 8 (6-9) Depart from em, all ye workers of iniquity: for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping. 9 (6-10) The Lord hath heard my supplication: the Lord hath received my prayer. 10 (6-11) Let all my enemies be ashamed, and be very much troubled: let them be turned back, and be ashamed very speedily.
16 Now whilst Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, seeing the city wholly given to idolatry. 17 He disputed, therefore, in the synagogue with the Jews and with them that served God: and in the market place, every day, with them that were there. 18 And certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics disputed with him. And some said: What is it that this word sower would say? But others: He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods. Because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And taking him, they brought him to the Areopagus, saying: May we know what this new doctrine is, which thou speakest of? 20 For thou bringest in certain new things to our ears. We would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (Now all the Athenians and strangers that were there employed themselves in nothing else, but either in telling or in hearing some new thing.) 22 But Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious. 23 For passing by and seeing your idols, I found an altar also, on which was written: To the Unknown God. What therefore you worship without knowing it, that I preach to you: 24 God, who made the world and all things therein, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands. 25 Neither is he served with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing: seeing it is he who giveth to all life and breath and all things: 26 And hath made of one, all mankind, to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times and the limits of their habitation. 27 That they should seek God, if haply they may feel after him or find him, although he be not far from every one of us. 28 For in him we live and move and are: as some also of your own poets said: For we are also his offspring. 29 Being therefore the offspring of God, we must not suppose the divinity to be like unto gold or silver or stone, the graving of art and device of man. 30 And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth unto men that all should every where do penance. 31 Because he hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in equity, by the man whom he hath appointed: giving faith to all, by raising him up from the dead. 32 And when they had heard of the resurrection of the dead, some indeed mocked. But others said: We will hear thee again concerning this matter. 33 So Paul went out from among them. 34 But certain men, adhering to him, did believe: among whom was also Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.
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