Psalm 87; Psalm 88; Romans 13

1 (86-1) <For the sons of Core, a psalm of a canticle.> The foundations thereof are the holy mountains: 2 (86-2) The Lord loveth the gates of Sion above all the tabernacles of Jacob. 3 (86-3) Glorious things are said of thee, O city of God. 4 (86-4) I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon knowing me. Behold the foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians, these were there. 5 (86-5) Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? and the Highest himself hath founded her. 6 (86-6) The Lord shall tell in his writings of peoples and of princes, of them that have been in her. 7 (86-7) The dwelling in thee is as it were of all rejoicing.
1 (87-1) <A canticle of a psalm for the sons of Core: unto the end, for Maheleth, to answer understanding of Eman the Ezrahite.> (87-2) O Lord, the God of my salvation: I have cried in the day, and in the night before thee. 2 (87-3) Let my prayer come in before thee: incline thy ear to my petition. 3 (87-4) For my soul is filled with evils: and my life hath drawn nigh to hell. 4 (87-5) I am counted among them that go down to the pit: I am become as a man without help, 5 (87-6) Free among the dead. Like the slain sleeping in the sepulchres, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand. 6 (87-7) They have laid me in the lower pit: in the dark places, and in the shadow of death. 7 (87-8) Thy wrath is strong over me: and all thy waves thou hast brought in upon me. 8 (87-9) Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me: they have set me an abomination to themselves. I was delivered up, and came not forth: 9 (87-10) My eyes languished through poverty. All the day I cried to thee, O Lord: I stretched out my hands to thee. 10 (87-11) Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? or shall physicians raise to life, and give praise to thee? 11 (87-12) Shall any one in the sepulchre declare thy mercy: and thy truth in destruction? 12 (87-13) Shall thy wonders be known in the dark; and thy justice in the land of forgetfulness? 13 (87-14) But I, O Lord, have cried to thee: and in the morning my prayer shall prevent thee. 14 (87-15) Lord, why castest thou off my prayer: why turnest thou away thy face from me? 15 (87-16) I am poor, and in labours from my youth: and being exalted have been humbled and troubled. 16 (87-17) Thy wrath hath come upon me: and thy terrors have troubled me. 17 (87-18) They have come round about me like water all the day: they have compassed me about together. 18 (87-19) Friend and neighbour thou hast put far from me: and my acquaintance, because of misery.
1 Let every soul be subject to higher powers. For there is no power but from God: and those that are ordained of God. 2 Therefore, he that resisteth the power resisteth the ordinance of God. And they that resist purchase to themselves damnation. 3 For princes are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good: and thou shalt have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to thee, for good. But if thou do that which is evil, fear: for he beareth not the sword in vain. For he is God’s minister: an avenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil. 5 Wherefore be subject of necessity: not only for wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For therefore also you pay tribute. For they are the ministers of God, serving unto this purpose. 7 Render therefore to all men their dues. Tribute, to whom tribute is due: custom, to whom custom: fear, to whom fear: honour, to whom honour. 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another. For he that loveth his neighbour hath fulfilled the law. 9 For: Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Thou shalt not covet. And if there be any other commandment, it is comprised in this word: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 The love of our neighbour worketh no evil. Love therefore is the fulfilling of the law. 11 And that, knowing the season, that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is passed And the day is at hand. Let us, therefore cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ: and make not provision for the flesh in its concupiscences.
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