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November 4


Lamentations 3:1-66
1. Aleph. I am the man, that (thorow the rod of his wrath) have experience of misery.
2. He drove me forth, and led me: yea into darkness, but not in to light.
3. Against me only he turneth his hand, and layeth it ever upon me.
4. Beth. My flesh and my skin hath he made old, my bones hath he bruised.
5. He hath builded round about me, and closed me in with gall and travail.
6. He hath set me in darkness, as they that be dead for ever.
7. Gimel. He hath so hedged me in, that I can not get out, and hath laid heavy links upon me.
8. Though I cry and call piteously, yet heareth he not my prayer.
9. He hath stopped up my ways with four square stones, and made my paths crooked.
10. Daleth. He layeth wait for me like a Bear, and as a lion in a hole.
11. He hath marred my ways, and broken me in pieces: he hath laid me waste altogether.
12. He hath bent his bow, and made me as it were a mark to shoot at.
13. He. The arrows of his quiver hath he shot, even into my reins.
14. I am laughed to scorn of all my people, they make songs upon me all the day long.
15. He hath filled me with bitterness, and given me wormwood to drink.
16. Vau. He hath smitten my teeth in pieces, and rolled me in the dust.
17. He hath put my soul out of rest, I forget all good things.
18. I thought in myself: I am undone, there is no hope for me in the LORD.
19. Zain. O remember yet my misery and my trouble, the wormwood and the gall.
20. Yea thou shalt remember them, for my soul melteth away in me.
21. While I consider these things in my heart, I get a hope again.
22. CHeth. Namely, that the mercies of the LORD are not clean gone, and that his loving-kindness ceaseth not.
23. His faithfulness is great and reneweth it self as the morning.
24. The LORD is my portion, sayeth my soul, therefore will I hope in him.
25. Teth. O how good is the LORD unto them that put their trust in him, and to the soul that seeketh after him?
26. O how good is it with stillness to wait and tarry, for the health of the LORD.
27. O how good is it for a man, to take the yoke upon him from his youth up.
28. Iod. He sitteth alone, he holdeth him still, and dwelleth quietly by himself.
29. He layeth his face upon the earth, if (percase) there happen to be any hope.
30. He offereth his cheek to the smiter, he will be content with reproves.
31. Caph. For the Lord(LORDE) will not forsake for ever.
32. But though he do cast off, yet according to the multitude of his mercies, he receiveth to grace again.
33. For he doth not plague, and cast out the children of men from his heart.
34. Lamed. To tread all the prisoners of the earth under his feet.
35. To move the judgement of man before the most highest.
36. To condemn a man in his cause; The Lord(LORDE) hath no pleasure in such things.
37. Mem. What is he then that sayeth: there should something be done without the Lord's(LORDES) commandment:
38. Out of the mouth of the most Highest goeth not evil and good?
39. Wherefore then murmureth the living man: let him murmur at his own sin.
40. Nun. Let us look well upon our own ways, and remember ourselves, and turn again to the LORD.
41. Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto the Lord(God) that is in heaven.
42. We have been dissemblers, and have offended, will thou therefore not be intreated?
43. Samech. Thou hast covered us in thy wrath, and persecuted us, thou hast slain us, without any favour.
44. Thou hast hid thyself in a cloud, that our prayer should not go thorow.
45. Thou hast made us outcasts, and to be despised among the Heathen.
46. Ain. All our enemies gape upon us.
47. Fear and snare is come upon us, yea despite and destruction.
48. Whole rivers of water gush out of mine eyes, for the great hurt of my people.
49. Phe. Mine eyes run, and can not cease, for there is no rest.
50. O LORD, when will thou look down from heaven, and consider.
51. Mine eye breaketh my heart, because of all the daughters of my city.
52. Zade. Mine enemies hunted me out sharply, like a bird, yea and that without a cause.
53. They have put down my life into a pit, and laid a stone upon me.
54. They poured water upon my head, then thought I: now am I undone.
55. Koph. I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the deep pit.
56. Thou hast heard my voice, and hast not turned away thine ears from my sighing and crying.
57. Thou hast inclined thy self unto me, when I called upon thee, and haste said: fear not.
58. Res. Thou (O Lord),(LORDE) hast maintained the cause of my soul, and hast redeemed my life.
59. O LORD, thou hast seen my blasphemers, take thou my cause upon thee.
60. Thou hast well considered how they go about to do me harm, and that all their counsels are against me.
61. Sin. Thou hast heard their despiteful words (O LORD), yea and all their imaginations against me.
62. The lips of mine enemies, and their devices that they take against me, all the day long.
63. Thou seest also their sitting down and their rising up, they make their songs of nothing but me.
64. Thau. Reward them, (O LORD), according to the work of their hands.
65. Give them the thing, that their own heart is afraid of: even thy curse.
66. Persecute them (O LORD) with thine indignation, and root them out from under the heaven.

Lamentations 4:1-22
1. Aleph. O how is the gold become so dim? How is the goodly colour of it so sore changed? and the stones of the sanctuary thus scattered in the corner of every street?
2. Beth. The children of Sion that were alway in honour, and clothed with the most precious gold: how are they now become like the earthen vessels which be made with the potters hand.
3. Gimel. The Lamies give their young ones suck with bare breasts: but the daughter of my people is cruel, and dwelleth in the wilderness: like the Ostriches.
4. Daleth. The tongues of the sucking children, cleave to the roof of their mouths for very thirst. The young children ask bread, but there is no man, that giveth it them.
5. He. They that were wont to fair delicately, perish in the streets: they that afore were brought up in purple, make now much of dung.
6. Vau. The sin of the daughter of my people is become greater than the wickedness of Sodom, that suddenly was destroyed, and not taken with hands.
7. Zain. Her abstainers (or Nazarees) were whiter than the snow or milk: their colour was fresh red as the Corall, their beauty like the Sapphire.
8. CHeth. But now their faces are very black: In so much, that thou shouldest not know them in the streets. Their skin cleaveth to their bones; It is withered, and become like a dry stock.
9. Teth. They that be slain with the sword, are happier than such as die of hunger, and perish away famishing for the fruits of the field.
10. Iod. The women (which of nature are pitiful) have sodden their own children with their hands that they might be their meat, in the miserable destruction of the daughter of my people.
11. Caph. The LORD hath performed his heavy wrath: he hath poured out the furiousness of his displeasure. He hath kindled a fire in Sion, which hath consumed the foundations thereof.
12. Lamed. Neither the kings of the earth, nor all the inhabiters of the world, would have believed that the enemy and adversary should have come in at the gates of the city of Hierusalem.
13. Mem. Which nevertheless is come to pass for the sins of her prophets, and for the wickedness of her priests that have shed innocents blood within her.
14. Nun. So that these blind men went stumbling in the streets, and stained themselves with blood, which else would touch no bloody cloth.
15. Samech. But they cried unto every man: flee the staining, away, get you hence, touch it not. Yea (say they) ye must be brent, ye must dwell among the Gentiles, and bide no longer here.
16. Ain. The countenance of the LORD hath banished them, and shall never look more upon them: For they themselves neither regarded the priests, nor pitied the elders.
17. Phe. Wherefore yet our eyes fail us, while we look for vain help: seeing we be ever waiting upon a people, that can do us no good.
18. Zade. They lay so sharp wait for us, that we can not go safe upon the streets: for our end is come, our days are fulfilled, our end is here.
19. Koph. Our persecutors are swifter than the Aegles(eagles) of the air, they followed upon us over the mountains, and laid wait for us in the wilderness.
20. Res. The very breath of our mouth: even the anointed LORD himself shall be taken in our sins, of whom we say: Under his shadow we shall be preserved among the Heathen.
21. Sin. And thou (O daughter Edom) that dwellest in the land of Huz, be glad and rejoice: for the cup shall come unto thee also, which when thou suppest of thou shalt be drunk.
22. Thau. Thy sin is well punished (O thou daughter Sion) he shall not suffer thee to be carried away any more. But thy wickedness (O daughter Edom) shall he visit, and for thy sins' sake, he shall lead thee into captivity.

Lamentations 5:1-22
1. (The prayer of Jeremy) Call to remembrance, (O LORD) what we have suffered, consider and see our confusion.
2. Our inheritance is turned to the strangers, and our houses to the aliens.
3. We are become careful and fatherless, and our mothers are as the widows.
4. We are fain to drink our own water for money, and our own wood must we buy with money.
5. Our necks are under persecution, we are weary, and have no rest.
6. Afore time we yielded our selves to the Egyptians, and now to the Assyrians, only that we might have bread enough.
7. Our fathers (which now are gone) have sinned, and we must bear their wickedness.
8. Servants have the rule of us, and no man delivereth us out of their hands.
9. We must get our living with the peril of our lives because of the drouth of the wilderness.
10. Our skin is as it had been brent in an oven, for very sore hunger.
11. The wives are ravished in Sion, and the maidens in the cities of Judah.
12. The princes are hanged up with the hand of the enemies, they have not spared the old sage men,
13. they have taken young men's lives from them, and the boys are hanged up upon trees.
14. The elders sit no more under the gates, and the young men use no more the playing of Music.
15. The joy of our heart is gone, our merry query is turned into mourning.
16. The garland of our head is fallen: alas, that ever we sinned so sore.
17. Therefore our heart is full of heaviness, and our eyes dim:
18. because of the hill of Sion that is destroyed. In so much, that the foxes run upon it.
19. But thou, O LORD, that remainest for evermore, and thy seat world without end:
20. Wherefore wilt thou still forget us, and forsake us so long?
21. O LORD, turn thou us unto thee, and so shall we be turned. Renew our days as in old time,
22. for thou hast now banished us long enough, and hast been sore displeased at us. [The end of the Lamentations of Ieremye.]

Psalms 119:145-152
145. Koph. I call with my whole heart, hear me, O LORD, I will keep thy statutes.
146. Yea even upon thee do I call, help me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
147. Early in the morning do I cry unto thee, for in thy word is my trust.
148. Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might be occupied in thy words.
149. Hear my voice, O LORD, according unto thy loving-kindness, quicken me according as thou art wont.(wot)
150. They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, and are far from thy law.
151. Be thou nigh at hand also, O LORD, for thy promises are faithful.
152. As concerning thy testimonies, I have known ever since the beginning, that thou hast grounded them for ever.

Proverbs 28:11-11
11. The rich man thinketh himself to be wise, but the poor that hath understanding, can perceive him well enough.

Philemon 1:1-25
1. Paul the prisoner of Jesu Christ, and brother Timotheus. Unto Philemon the beloved, and our helper,
2. and to the beloved Appia, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the congregation of thy house.
3. Grace be with you and peace, from God our father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
4. I thank my God always making mention always of thee in my prayers,
5. when(for so much as) I hear of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesu, and toward all saints:
6. so that the fellowship that thou hast in the faith is fruitful thorow knowledge of all good things,(worke) which are in you by Jesus Christ.
7. And we have great joy and consolation over thy love: For by thee brother, the saints' hearts are comforted.(the saints are heartily refreshed)
8. Wherefore though I be bold(I have great boldness) in Christ to enjoin(command) thee, that which becometh thee:
9. yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee,(beseek ye) though I be as I am, even Paul aged, and now in bonds for Jesu Christ's(Iesu Christes) sake.
10. I beseech(beseek) thee for my son Onesimus, whom I begat(have begotten) in my bonds,
11. which in time passed was to thee unprofitable: but now profitable both to thee and also to me,
12. whom I have sent home again. Thou therefore receive him, that is to say mine own bowels,
13. whom I would fain have retained(For I would have kept him still) with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel.(gospell)
14. Nevertheless, without thy mind, would I do nothing, that that(yt) good which springeth of thee should not be as it were of necessity,(which thou doest, should not be of compulsion) but willingly.
15. Haply he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever,
16. not now as a servant: but above a servant, I mean(even) a brother beloved, specially to me: but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and also in the Lord?
17. If thou count me a fellow,(hold me for thy companion) receive him(him than even) as myself.
18. If he have hurt thee or oweth thee ought, that lay to my charge.
19. I Paul have written it with mine own hand. I will recompense it. So that I do not say to thee how that thou owest unto me even thine own self.
20. Even so brother, let me enjoy thee in the Lord. Comfort my bowels(refresh thou my heart) in the Lord.
21. Trusting in thine obedience, I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt do more than I say for.
22. Moreover prepare me lodging: for I trust(hope that) thorow the help of your prayers, I shall be given unto you.
23. There salute thee, Epaphras my fellow prisoner in Christe Jesu;
24. Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my helpers.
25. The grace of our Lord Jesu Christ be with your spirits, Amen. [This ends the epistle of saint Paul the Apostle to Philemon, Sent from Rome by Onesimus a servant.]