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November 3


Lamentations 1:1-22
1. Aleph. Alas, how sitteth the city so desolate, that some time was full of people? How is she become like a widow, which was the lady of all nations? How is she brought under tribute, that ruled all lands.
2. Beth. She weepeth sore in the night, so that the tears run down her cheeks: for among all her lovers, there is none that giveth her any comfort: yea her next friends abhor her, and are become her enemies.
3. Gimel. Judah is taken prisoner, because she was defiled: and for serving so many strange gods, she dwelleth now among the heathen. She findeth no rest: all they that persecuted her, took her, and so she dwelleth among her enemies.
4. Daleth. The streets of Sion mourn, because no man cometh to the solempne feasts. All her gates are desolate, her priests make lamentation, her maidens are careful, and she herself is in great heaviness.
5. He. Her enemies are fallen upon her head, and have put her to shame: because the LORD hath chastened her for her great wickedness: her children are lead away captive before their enemy.
6. Vau. All the beauty of the daughter of Sion is away, her princes are become like wethers that find no pasture. They are driven away before their enemy, so that they have no more power.
7. Zain. Now doth Jerusalem remember the time of her misery and disobedience, yea the joy and pleasure that she hath had in times past: seeing her people is brought down thorow the power of their enemy, and there is no man for to help her: her enemies stand(stode) looking at her and laughing her Sabbath days to scorn.
8. CHeth. Jerusalem sinned ever more and more, therefore is she come in decay. All they that had her in honour, despise her: for they have seen her filthiness. Yea she sigheth, and is a shamed of herself.
9. Teth. Her skirts are defiled, she remembred not what would follow: therefore is her fall so great, and there is no man to comfort her. O LORD, consider my trouble, for my enemy hath the upper hand.
10. Iod. The enemy hath put his hand to all the precious things that she had, yea even before her eyes came the Heathen in and out of the Sanctuary: whom thou (nevertheless) hast forbidden to come within thy congregation.
11. Caph. All her people seek their bread with heaviness,(heuynes) and look what precious things every man hath, that giveth he for meat, to save his life. Consider, O LORD, and see, how vile I am become.
12. Lamed. O ye all that go fore by, behold and see, if there be any sorrow like unto mine. wherewith the LORD hath troubled me, in the day of his fearful wrath.
13. Mem. From above hath he sent down a fire into my bones and chastened me: he hath laid a net for my feet, and thrown me wide open: he hath made me desolate, so that I must ever be mourning.
14. Nun. The yoke of my transgression is come at the last, with his hand hath he taken it up, and put it about my neck. My strength is gone: the Lord(LORDE) hath delivered me into those hands, whereout I can not quite my self.
15. Samech. The Lord(LORDE) hath destroyed all the mighty men, that were in me. He hath proclamed a feast, to slaughter all my best men. The Lord(LORDE) hath troden down the daughter of Juda, like as it were in a wine press.
16. Ain. Therefore do I weep, and mine eyes gush out of water: for the comforter that should quicken me, is far from me. My children are driven away, for why? the enemy hath gotten the over hand.
17. Phe. Sion casteth out her hands, and there is no man to comfort her. The LORD hath laid the enemies round about Jacob, and Jerusalem is as it were a menstruous woman, in the middest of them.
18. Zade. The LORD is righteous, for I provoked his countenance unto anger. O take heed all ye people, and consider my heaviness: My maidens and my young men are lead away in to captivity.
19. Koph. I called for my lovers (but they beguiled me) for my Priests and counselors, but they perished: even while they sought for meat, to save their lives.
20. Res. Consider (O LORD) how I am troubled, my womb is disquieted, my heart turneth about in me, and I am full of heaviness. The sword hurteth me without, and within I am like unto death.
21. Sin. They hear my mourning, but there is none that will comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my trouble, and are glad thereof, because thou hast done it. But thou shalt bring forth the time, when they also shall be like unto me.
22. Thau. From thee shall come all their adversity: thou shalt pluck them away, even as thou hast plucked me, because of all my wickedness. For my sorrow is very great, and my heart is heavy.

Lamentations 2:1-22
1. Aleph. Alas, how hath the Lord(LORDE) darkened the daughter of Sion so sore in his wrath? As for the honour of Israel, he hath casten it down from heaven: How happeneth it, that he remembered not his own foot stool when he was angry?
2. Beth. The Lord(LORDE) hath cast down all the glory of Jacob without any favour: all the strong places of the daughter Juda hath he broken in his wrath, and thrown them down to the ground: her kingdom and her princes hath he suspended.
3. Gimel. In the wrath of his indignation he hath broken all the horn of Israel: he hath withdrawn his right hand from the enemy: yea a flame of fire is kindled in Jacob, and hath consumed up all round about.
4. Daleth. He hath bent his bow like an enemy, he hath fastened his right hand as an adversary: and everything that was pleasant to see, he hath smitten it down. He hath poured out his wrath like a fire, into the tabernacle of the daughter of Sion.
5. He. The Lord(LORDE) is become, like as it were an enemy, he hath cast down Israel and all his places: yea all his strongholds hath he destroyed, and filled the daughter of Juda with much sorrow and heaviness.
6. Vau. Her tabernacle (which was like a garden of pleasure) hath he destroyed: her high(hie) solempne feasts hath he put down. The LORD hath brought it so to pass, that the high solempne feasts and Sabbaths in Sion, are clean forgotten. In his heavy displeasure hath he made the king and priests to be despised.
7. Zain. The Lord(LORDE) hath forsaken his own alter, and is wroth with his own sanctuary, and hath given the walls of their towers into the hands of the enemy. Their enemies made a noise in the house of the LORD, as it had been in a solempne feast day.
8. CHeth. The LORD thought to break down the walls of the daughter Sion, he spread out his line, and drew not in his hand, till he had destroyed them. Therefore mourn the turrets and the broken walls together.
9. Teth. Her ports are cast down to the ground, her bars are broken and smitten in sunder: her king and princes are carried away to the gentiles. They have neither law nor Prophets, nor yet any vision from the LORD.
10. Iod. The Senators of the daughter Sion sit upon the ground in silence: they have strowed ashes upon their heads, and girded themselves with sack cloth. The maidens of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
11. Caph. Mine eyes begin to fail me thorow weeping, my body is disquieted, my lever is poured upon the earth, for the great hurt of my people, seeing the children and babes did swoon in the streets of the city.
12. Lamed. Even when they spake to their mothers: where is meat and drink? for while they so said, they fell down in the streets of the city, like as they had been wounded, and some died in their mothers' bosom.
13. Mem. What shall I say of thee, O thou daughter Jerusalem, to whom shall I liken thee? To whom shall I compare thee, O thou daughter Sion, to comfort thee withal? Thy hurt is like a main sea, who may heal thee?
14. Nun. Thy prophets have looked out vain and foolish things for thee, they have not shewed thee of thy wickedness, to keep thee from captivity: but have overladen thee, and thorow falsity scattered thee abroad.
15. Samech. All they that go by thee, clap their hands at thee: hissing and wagging their heads upon the daughter Jerusalem, and say: is this the city that men call so fair, wherein the whole land rejoiceth?
16. Ain. All thine enemies gape upon thee, whispering and biting their teeth, saying: let us devour, for the time that we looked for, is come: we have found and seen it.
17. Phe. The LORD hath fulfilled the thing, that he was purposed to do: and performed that he had devised long ago: he hath destroyed, and not spared. He hath caused thine adversary to triumph over thee, and set up the horn of thine enemy.
18. Zade. Let thine heart cry unto the Lord,(LORDE) O thou city of the daughter Sion: let thy tears run down like a river day and night: rest not, and let not the apple of thine eye leave off.
19. Koph. Stand up and make thy prayer in the first watch of the night, pour out thine heart like water before the Lord:(LORDE) lift up thine hands for the lives of thy young children, that die of hunger in the streets.
20. Res. Behold, O LORD,(O LORDE) and consider, why hast thou gathered me up so clean: Shall the women then eat their own fruit, even children of a spanne long: Shall the priests and prophets be slain thus in the Sanctuary of the Lord?(LORDE)
21. Sin. Young and old lie behind the streets upon the ground, my maidens and young men are slain with the sword: whom thou in the day of thy wrothful indignation hast put to death: Yea even thou hast put them to death, and not spared them.
22. Thau. My neighbours that are round about me, hast thou called, as it were to a feast day: so that in the day of the LORD's wrath none escaped, neither was any left behind. Those that I had brought up and nourished, hath mine enemy destroyed.

Psalms 119:137-144
137. Zade. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and true is thy judgment.
138. The testimonies that thou hast commanded are exceeding, righteous and true.
139. My zeal hath even consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
140. Thy word is tried to the uttermost, and thy servant loveth it.
141. I am small and of no reputation, yet do not I forget thy commandments.
142. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is true.
143. Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me, yet is my delight in thy commandments.
144. The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting, O grant me understanding, and I shall live.

Proverbs 28:9-10
9. He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, his prayer shall be abhorred.
10. Who so leadeth the righteous in to an evil way, shall fall into his own pit, but the just shall have the good in possession.

Titus 3:1-15
1. Warn them that they submit themselves to rule and power, to obey the officers,(hyer authority) that they be prompt(ready) unto all good works,
2. that they speak evil of no man, that they be no fighters,(strivers) but soft, shewing all meekness unto all men.
3. For we ourselves also were in times past, unwise, disobedient, deceived,(in error) in danger to lusts,(serving lusts) and to divers manners of voluptuousness, living in maliciousness and envy, full of hate, hating one another.
4. But after that the kindness and love of our saviour (God) to man ward appeared,
5. not of(for) the deeds of righteousness which we wrought, but of(after) his mercy, he saved us, by the fountain of the new birth, and with the renewing of the holy ghost,
6. which he shed on us abundantly, thorow Jesus Christ our saviour,
7. that we once justified(being made righteous) by his grace, should be heirs of eternal life, thorow(according to) hope.
8. This is a true saying. Of these things I would thou shouldest certify,(speak earnestly) that they which believe God, might be studious(diligent) to go forward(to excell) in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9. Foolish questions, and genealogies, and brawlings and strife about the law avoid, for they are unprofitable, and superfluous.(vain)
10. A man that is the author(auctor) of sects,(A man that is given to heresy) after the first and the second admonition(monition) avoid,
11. remembering(and know) that he that is such, is perverted, and sinneth, even damned by his own judgement.
12. When I shall send Artemas unto thee or Tichicus be diligent(make speed) to come to me unto Nichopolis. For I have determined there to winter.
13. Bring Zenas the lawyer(the Scribe) and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be lacking unto them.
14. And let ours also learn to excel in good works as far forth as need requireth, that they be not unfruitful.
15. All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all, Amen. [Here ends the epistle of saint Paul the Apostle unto Titus Written from Nichopolis a city of Macedonia.]