Friday, March 25, 2016
 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head saying,
 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.
 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations.
 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
- Psalm 22
 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
- Psalm 40.1-14
 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
- John 19.38-42