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Prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 18

3views 0shareA woe to the Ethiopians, who fed Israel with vain hopes, their future conversion. 1 Woe to the land, the winged cymbal, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, and in vessels… Continue Reading →

Psalm 132 – Ecce quam bonum

4views 0shareThe happiness of brotherly love and concord. 1 Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in unity. 2 Like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down upon the beard, the beard of… Continue Reading →

Ecclesiasticus, chapter 30 – Book of Sirach

3views 0shareOf correction of children. Health is better than wealth. Excessive grief is hurtful. 1 He that loveth his son, frequently chastiseth him, that he may rejoice in his latter end, and not grope after the doors of his neighbours…. Continue Reading →

Book of Wisdom, chapter 9

6views 0shareSolomon’s prayer for wisdom. 1 God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things with thy word, 2 And by thy wisdom hast appointed man, that he should have dominion over the creature that was… Continue Reading →

Psalm 61 – Nonne Deo

5views 0shareThe prophet encourageth himself and all others to trust in God, and serve him. [1] Unto the end, for Idithun, a psalm of David. [2] Shall not my soul be subject to God? for from him is my salvation…. Continue Reading →

Proverbs, chapter 20 – Avoid Alcohol

5views 0share1 Wine is a luxurious thing, and drunkenness riotous: whosoever is delighted therewith shall not be wise. 2 As the roaring of a lion, so also is the dread of a king: he that provoketh him, sinneth against his… Continue Reading →

Prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 17

5views 0shareJudgments upon Damascus and Samaria. The overthrow of the Assyrians. 1 The burden of Damascus. Behold Damascus shall cease to be a city, and shall be as a ruinous heap of stones. 2 The cities of Aroer shall be… Continue Reading →

Psalm 131 – Memento, Domine

8views 0shareA prayer for the fulfilling of the promise made to David. 1 O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness. 2 How he swore to the Lord, he vowed a vow to the God of Jacob: 3 If I… Continue Reading →

Ecclesiasticus, chapter 29 – Book of Sirach

4views 0shareOf charity in lending money, and justice in repaying. Of alms, and of being surety. 1 He that sheweth mercy, lendeth to his neighbour: and he that is stronger in hand, keepeth the commandments. 2 Lend to thy neighbour… Continue Reading →

Book of Wisdom, chapter 8

5views 0shareFurther praises of wisdom: and her fruits. 1 She reacheth therefore from end to end mightily, and ordereth all things sweetly. 2 Her have I loved, and have sought her out from my youth, and have desired to take… Continue Reading →

Psalm 60 – Exaudi, Deus

4views 0shareA prayer for the coming of the kingdom of Christ, which shall have no end. [1] Unto the end, in hymns, for David. [2] Hear, O God, my supplication: be attentive to my prayer, [3] To thee have I… Continue Reading →

Proverbs, chapter 19

6views 0share1 Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips, and unwise. 2 Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good: and he that… Continue Reading →

Prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 16

7views 0shareThe prophet prayeth for Christ’s coming. The affliction of the Moabites for their pride. 1 Send forth, O Lord, the lamb, the ruler of the earth, from Petra of the desert, to the mount of the daughter of Sion…. Continue Reading →

Psalm 130 – Domine, non est

7views 0shareThe prophet’s humility. 1 Lord, my heart is not exalted: nor are my eyes lofty. Neither have I walked in great matters, nor in wonderful things above me. 2 If I was not humbly minded, but exalted my soul:… Continue Reading →

Ecclesiasticus, chapter 28 – Book of Sirach

4views 0shareLessons against revenge and quarrels. The evils of the tongue. 1 He that seeketh to revenge himself, shall find vengeance from the Lord, and he will surely keep his sins in remembrance. 2 Forgive thy neighbour if he hath… Continue Reading →

Book of Wisdom, chapter 7 – The excellence of wisdom

6views 0shareThe excellence of wisdom: how she is to be found. 1 I myself also am a mortal man, like all others, and of the race of him, that was first made of the earth, and in the womb of… Continue Reading →

Psalm 59 – Deus, repulisti nos

5views 0shareAfter many afflictions, the church of Christ shall prevail. [1] Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the inscription of a title, to David himself, for doctrine, [2] When he set fire to Mesopotamia of Syria… Continue Reading →

Proverbs, chapter 18

6views 0share1 He that hath a mind to depart from a friend seeketh occasions: he shall ever be subject to reproach. 2 A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart…. Continue Reading →

Prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 15

5views 0shareA prophecy of the desolation of the Moabites. 1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, it is silent: because the wall of Moab is destroyed in the night, it is silent…. Continue Reading →

Psalm 129 – De profundis

5views 0shareA prayer of a sinner, trusting in the mercies of God. The sixth penitential psalm. 1 Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord: 2 Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the… Continue Reading →

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