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== Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. ==
  
 
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=== The Fifth Lord's Day after Pentecost. ===
 
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iFiftfj Sunliag after Pentecost.
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The Fifth Lord^s Day after Pentecost.
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====MATTINS.====
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
Here beginneth the Second Book of Kings (i. I.) "IVr OW it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David Avas returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag ; it came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp of Saul, with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head. And when he came to David, he fell upon his face, and did obeisance.
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Here beginneth the Second Book of Kings (i. I.)  
  
And David said unto him : From whence comest thou ? x^nd he said unto him : Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped. And David said unto him : How went the matter ? Tell me. And he answered : The people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead : and Saul, and Jonathan his son, are dead also.
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David Avas returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag ; it came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp of Saul, with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head. And when he came to David, he fell upon his face, and did obeisance.
  
1 He went and gave Saul an account of the whole affair, which cost the hves of eighty of the clergy and their families. David on this occasion composed Psalm LI., "Why boastest thou tliyself, thou tyrant, &c. ," {p. loi.) '^ Before passing to the Second Book of Kings, the reader, if he take any interest in the Sacred History, is strongly advised to read the tragic account of the last hours and death of Saul, as found in chapters xxviii. and xxxi. ^ 2 Kings (Sam.) i. 21, 23.
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And David said unto him : From whence comest thou ? and he said unto him : Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped. And David said unto him : How went the matter ? Tell me. And he answered : The people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead : and Saul, and Jonathan his son, are dead also.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
FIFTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 283 First Responsory .
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Prepare your hearts, &c., ''(p. 221.)''
  
Prepare your hearts, &c., {p. 221.) Seco7id Lesson.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
AND David said unto the youngman that told him : How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead ? And the young man that told him said : As I happened by chance upon Mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear : and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him ; and when he looked behind him, he saw me, and he called unto me. And I answered : Here am I. And he said unto me : Who art thou ? And I answered him : I am an Amalekite. He said unto me again : Stand upon me, and slay me, for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me. So I stood upon him and slew him : because I was sure that he could not live after he was fallen ; and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them hither unto my lord.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND David said unto the young man that told him : How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead ? And the young man that told him said : As I happened by chance upon Mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear : and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him ; and when he looked behind him, he saw me, and he called unto me. And I answered : Here am I. And he said unto me : Who art thou ? And I answered him : I am an Amalekite. He said unto me again : Stand upon me, and slay me, for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me. So I stood upon him and slew him : because I was sure that he could not live after he was fallen ; and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them hither unto my lord.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
God, Which heareth all, &c., (/.
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God, Which heareth all, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
  
222.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
HTHEN David took hold of his clothes and rent them, and likewise all the men that were with him.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN David took hold of his clothes and rent them, and likewise all the men that were with him.
  
 
And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel, because they were fallen by the sword. And David said unto the young man that told him : Whence art thou ? And he answered : I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.
 
And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel, because they were fallen by the sword. And David said unto the young man that told him : Whence art thou ? And he answered : I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.
  
And David said unto him : How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the Lord's Anointed ? And David called one of his young men, and said : Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.i Third Responsory .
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And David said unto him : How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the Lord's Anointed ? And David called one of his young men, and said : Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died. 1
  
The Lord That delivered, &c., {p.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
222.) =====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
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The Lord That delivered, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
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=====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
  
 
'''Fourth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fourth Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Moral [Reflections upon Job], written by Pope St Gregory [the Great.] {Bk. iv, ch. 3, 4.) ^^/"HY was it that David, who rewarded no evil to them that did evil to him (Ps, vii. 5), when Saul and Jonathan had fallen in battle, cursed the mountains of Gilboa, saying : " Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain upon you, nor fields of offerings ; for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil " ? Why was it that Jeremiah, when he saw that his preaching' was thrown away upon his hearers, cursed and said : " Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying,—A man-child is born unto thee " ? (xx. 15.) Fourth Respo?isory.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Moral [Reflections upon Job], written by Pope St Gregory [the Great.] (''Bk. iv, ch. 3, 4.'')  
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HY was it that David, who rewarded no evil to them that did evil to him (Ps, vii. 5), when Saul and Jonathan had fallen in battle, cursed the mountains of Gilboa, saying : " Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain upon you, nor fields of offerings ; for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil " ? Why was it that Jeremiah, when he saw that his preaching' was thrown away upon his hearers, cursed and said : " Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying,— A man-child is born unto thee " ? (xx. 15.)
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'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
Saul hath slain, &c., (^. 223.) 1 It was upon this occasion that David composed the fine poem beginning, "The beauty of Israel is slain," so often quoted in the Office, and which is to be found at length in 2 Kings (Sam.) i. 19-27.
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Saul hath slain, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
284 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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1 It was upon this occasion that David composed the fine poem beginning, "The beauty of Israel is slain," so often quoted in the Office, and which is to be found at length in 2 Kings (Sam.) i. 19-27.
  
 
'''Fifth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fifth Lesson.'''
  
Al^^HAT had the mountains of Gilboa to do with the death of Saul, that they should be condemned to have dew fall on them no more, neither rain, but should wither away, barren of the green glory of the springtime ? But this word " Gilboa " signifieth "bubbling fountain," ^ an(i the death of Saul the Anointed of God is a type of the death of our Anointed Mediator. Thus we find in the mountains of Gilboa no unfit image of the proud hearts of the Jews, which had their spring in earthly desires, and took part in the death of the Anointed Saviour. And since among them their Anointed Monarch met His death, the dew of grace is upon them no more.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HAT had the mountains of Gilboa to do with the death of Saul, that they should be condemned to have dew fall on them no more, neither rain, but should wither away, barren of the green glory of the springtime ? But this word " Gilboa " signifieth "bubbling fountain," 1 and the death of Saul the Anointed of God is a type of the death of our Anointed Mediator. Thus we find in the mountains of Gilboa no unfit image of the proud hearts of the Jews, which had their spring in earthly desires, and took part in the death of the Anointed Saviour. And since among them their Anointed Monarch met His death, the dew of grace is upon them no more.
  
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
  
Ye mountains, &c., {p. 223.) Sixth Lesso7i.
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Ye mountains, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
AND well is it said of them : " Let '^^ there be upon you no fields of offerings." The proud minds of the Hebrews bear yet no offering. Since the coming of their Redeemer, the most part of them remain still without belief in Him, and refuse to follow the promise of their ancient faith.
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND well is it said of them : "Let there be upon you no fields of offerings." The proud minds of the Hebrews bear yet no offering. Since the coming of their Redeemer, the most part of them remain still without belief in Him, and refuse to follow the promise of their ancient faith.
  
 
The Holy Church hath borne for her first-born, holy unto the Lord, a multitude of the Gentiles, and will, but in the end of the world, embrace such Jews as she then shall find, and present them as the last gatherings of her harvest.
 
The Holy Church hath borne for her first-born, holy unto the Lord, a multitude of the Gentiles, and will, but in the end of the world, embrace such Jews as she then shall find, and present them as the last gatherings of her harvest.
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'''Sixth Responsory.'''
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
  
Thus saith the LORD, &c., i^p. 223.) =====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
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Thus saith the LORD, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
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=====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
  
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
  
My sins are many, &c., {p. 224.) Eighth Responsory .
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My sins are many, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
  
One seraph cried, &c., {p. 218.) Secojtd Day.
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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One seraph cried, &c., ''(p. 218.)''
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=== Second Day. ===
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (ii. i.) A ND it came to pass after this, that '^^ David inquired of the Lord, saying : Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah ? And the LORD said unto him : Go up. And David said : Whither shall I go up ? And He said : Unto Hebron. So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam, the Jezreelitess, and Abigail, Nabal's wife, the Carmelite.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (ii. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND it came to pass after this, that David inquired of the Lord, saying : Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah ? And the LORD said unto him : Go up. And David said : Whither shall I go up ? And He said : Unto Hebron. So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam, the Jezreelitess, and Abigail, Nabal's wife, the Carmelite.
  
 
And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household ; and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron. And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah.
 
And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household ; and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron. And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah.
  
First Responsory .
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
Remember, O Lord, &c., {p. 268.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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Remember, O Lord, &c., ''(p. 268.)''  
  
AND they told David that the men "^^ of Jabesh-Gilead had buried^ Saul. And David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-Gilead, saying : 1 Taken by the derivation this is perhaps a shade more correct than the Latin "decursus," or down-flow.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
- They burnt the body, which had been mutilated and gibbeted by the Phihstines, FIFTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 285 Blessed be ye of the LORD, that ye have showed this kindness unto your lord, even unto Saul, and have buried him. And now, the LORD show kindness and truth unto you ! And I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this thing. Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant. For although your master Saul is dead, yet the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.
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AND they told David that the men of Jabesh-Gilead had buried 2 Saul. And David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-Gilead, saying :
  
Second Respofisory.
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1 Taken by the derivation this is perhaps a shade more correct than the Latin "decursus," or down-flow.
  
O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., {p. 224.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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2 They burnt the body, which had been mutilated and gibbeted by the Philistines,  
  
13 UT Abner, the son of Ner, Captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, and brought him over to the army, and made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel. Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, was forty years old when he began to reign over Israel, and he reigned two years. But the house of Judah alone followed David. And the time that David was King in Hebron, over the house of Judah, was seven years and six months.
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FIFTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 285
  
Third Responsory .
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Blessed be ye of the LORD, that ye have showed this kindness unto your lord, even unto Saul, and have buried him. And now, the LORD show kindness and truth unto you ! And I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this thing. Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant. For although your master Saul is dead, yet the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.
  
Hearken, O Lord, &c., {p. 225.) Third Day.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT Abner, the son of Ner, Captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, and brought him over to the army, and made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel. Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, was forty years old when he began to reign over Israel, and he reigned two years. But the house of Judah alone followed David. And the time that David was King in Hebron, over the house of Judah, was seven years and six months.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Hearken, O Lord, &c., ''(p. 225.)''
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First Lesso7i.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (iii. 6.) A ND it came to pass, while there ^^ was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner, the son of Ner, ruled the house of Saul. And Saul had a concubine whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah. And Ishbosheth said to Abner : Wherefore hast thou gone in unto my father's concubine ? Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ish-bosheth, and said : Am I a dog's head, which, against Judah, do show kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David—that thou chargest me to-day with a fault concerning this woman ? So do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the Lord hath sworn to David, so I do to him ; to translate the kingdom from Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (iii. 6.)  
  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner, the son of Ner, ruled the house of Saul. And Saul had a concubine whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah. And Ishbosheth said to Abner : Wherefore hast thou gone in unto my father's concubine ? Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ish-bosheth, and said : Am I a dog's head, which, against Judah, do show kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David—that thou chargest me to-day with a fault concerning this woman ? So do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the Lord hath sworn to David, so I do to him ; to translate the kingdom from Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
Lord, when Thy people, &c., {p.
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Lord, when Thy people, &c., ''(p. 269.)''
  
269.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A ND Abner sent messengers to -^^ David on his behalf, saying : Whose is the land ? Saying also : Make thy league with me ; and my hand shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee. And he said : Well — I will make a league with thee ; but one thing I require of thee—that is, thou shalt not see my face except thou first bring Michal,i Saul's daughter. So shalt thou come and see me. And David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, saying : Deliver to me my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying : Whose is the land ? Saying also : Make thy league with me ; and my hand shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee. And he said : Well — I will make a league with thee ; but one thing I require of thee—that is, thou shalt not see my face except thou first bring Michal,i Saul's daughter. So shalt thou come and see me. And David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, saying : Deliver to me my wife Michal, 1 which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines. 2
  
^ 1 Saul had given her to David for his first wife, and she had afterwards been taken from him by her family. "" i Kings (Sam.) xviii. 25-27.
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1 Saul had given her to David for his first wife, and she had afterwards been taken from him by her family. 2 i Kings (Sam.) xviii. 25-27.
  
 
VOL. III. K 2 286 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
VOL. III. K 2 286 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
And it came to pass, &c., {p. 270.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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And it came to pass, &c., ''(p. 270.)''  
  
AND Abner had communication '^^ with the elders of Israel, saying : Ye sought for David not yesterday only to be King over you. Now, then, do it ; for the LORD hath spoken of David, saying : By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies. And Abner also spake in the ears of Benjamin. And he A\ent also to speak in the ears of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel, and that seemed good to the whole house of Benjamin. So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him ; and David made Abner, and the men that were with him, a feast. And Abner said unto David : I will arise, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the Kinof.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>AND Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying : Ye sought for David not yesterday only to be King over you. Now, then, do it ; for the LORD hath spoken of David, saying : By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies. And Abner also spake in the ears of Benjamin. And he went also to speak in the ears of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel, and that seemed good to the whole house of Benjamin. So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him ; and David made Abner, and the men that were with him, a feast. And Abner said unto David : I will arise, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the Kinof.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Thus saith the LORD, &c., (^. 223.) Fourth Day.
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Thus saith the LORD, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (iv. 5.) A ND the sons of Rimmon the Berothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ish-bosheth ; who lay on a bed at noon. And the maidservant, that kept the door, was there winnowing grain, but she was asleep.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (iv. 5.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the sons of Rimmon the Berothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ish-bosheth ; who lay on a bed at noon. And the maidservant, that kept the door, was there winnowing grain, but she was asleep.
  
 
And Rechab and Baanah his brother came into the house stealthily, as though they would have fetched ears of wheat, and they smote him in the groin, and escaped. For when they came into the house he lay asleep upon his bed in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and took his head, and gat them away by the way of the desert all night. And they brought the head of Ish-bosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the King : Behold the head of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, thine enemy, which sought thy life.
 
And Rechab and Baanah his brother came into the house stealthily, as though they would have fetched ears of wheat, and they smote him in the groin, and escaped. For when they came into the house he lay asleep upon his bed in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and took his head, and gat them away by the way of the desert all night. And they brought the head of Ish-bosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the King : Behold the head of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, thine enemy, which sought thy life.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
My sins are many, &c., (^. 224.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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My sins are many, &c., ''(p. 224.)''  
  
A ND David answered Rechab and ^^ Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Berothite, and said unto them : As the Lord liveth, Who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity, when one told me, saying, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him and slew him in Ziklag ; who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings. How much more now, when wicked men have slain an harmless person in his own house upon his bed, shall I not therefore require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth ? And David commanded his young men, and they slew them ; and cut off their hands and their feet and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
FIFTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 287 '''Second Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Berothite, and said unto them : As the Lord liveth, Who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity, when one told me, saying, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him and slew him in Ziklag ; who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings. How much more now, when wicked men have slain an harmless person in his own house upon his bed, shall I not therefore require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth ? And David commanded his young men, and they slew them ; and cut off their hands and their feet and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth, and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.
  
O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., (A 224.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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T^HEN came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, saying ; Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Also in time past, when Saul was King over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel ; and the LORD said to thee : Thou shalt feed My people Israel, and thou shalt be a Captain over Israel. So all the elders of Israel came to the King to Hebron, and King David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord ; and they anointed David King over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months ; and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah. And the King and his men went to Jerusalem, unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land ; which spake unto David, saying : Except thou take away the blind and the lame thou shalt not come in hither—thinking : David cannot come in hither. Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion — the same is the city of David.
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
  
'''Third Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
Hearken, O Lord, &c., {p. 225.) A GAIN, David gathered together ^^^ all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose, and went, with all the people that were with him of the men of Judah, to bring up the Ark of God, whereon is called the Name of the LORD of hosts. That sitteth between the Cherubim thereon. And they set the Ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, that was in Gibeah. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, saying ; Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
  
First Respo7isory.
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Also in time past, when Saul was King over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel ; and the LORD said to thee : Thou shalt feed My people Israel, and thou shalt be a Captain over Israel. So all the elders of Israel came to the King to Hebron, and King David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord ; and they anointed David King over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months ; and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah. And the King and his men went to Jerusalem, unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land ; which spake unto David, saying : Except thou take away the blind and the lame thou shalt not come in hither—thinking : David cannot come in hither. Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion — the same is the city of David.
  
Prepare your hearts, &c., (/. 221.) Second Lesso?i.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
A ND they brought it out of the -^^ house of Abinadab, which was at Gibeah, accompanying the Ark of God, and Ahio went before the Ark.
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Hearken, O Lord, &c., ''(p. 225.)''
  
And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of cypress-wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals. And when they came to Nachon's threshing-floor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the Ark of God, and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled and shook it. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and He smote him there for his presumption ; and there he died, by the Ark of God.
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== Thursday. ==
  
Fifth Day.
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=== Fifth Day. ===
  
 
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====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (vi. i .
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (vi. i.)
  
) Seco7id Responsory.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>GAIN, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose, and went, with all the people that were with him of the men of Judah, to bring up the Ark of God, whereon is called the Name of the LORD of hosts. That sitteth between the Cherubim thereon. And they set the Ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, that was in Gibeah. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.
  
God Which heareth all, &c., {p.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
222.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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Prepare your hearts, &c., ''(p. 221.)''  
  
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
" The Smiting of Uzzah '' to this day.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was at Gibeah, accompanying the Ark of God, and Ahio went before the Ark.
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And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of cypress-wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals. And when they came to Nachon's threshing-floor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the Ark of God, and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled and shook it. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and He smote him there for his presumption ; and there he died, by the Ark of God.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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God Which heareth all, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND David was grieved because the Lord had smitten Uzzah, and the name of the place is called
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"The Smiting of Uzzah" to this day.
  
 
And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said : How shall the Ark of the LORD come to me ? So David would not remove the Ark of the Lord unto him into the city of David ; but David carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. And the Ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months. And the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household. And it was told King David, saying : The Lord hath blessed Obed-edom and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the Ark of God.
 
And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said : How shall the Ark of the LORD come to me ? So David would not remove the Ark of the Lord unto him into the city of David ; but David carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. And the Ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months. And the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household. And it was told King David, saying : The Lord hath blessed Obed-edom and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the Ark of God.
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So David went, and brought up the Ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David, with gladness.
 
So David went, and brought up the Ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David, with gladness.
  
Third Respojisory.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
The Lord That delivered me, &c., {p. 222.) Sixth Day.
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The Lord That delivered me, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
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== Friday. ==
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=== Sixth Day. ===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (vii. 4.) AND, behold, the word of the Lord ^^ came unto Nathan, saying : Go, and tell My servant David : Thus saith the LORD : Shalt thou build Me an house for Me to dwell in ? whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (vii. 4.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND, behold, the word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying : Go, and tell My servant David : Thus saith the LORD : Shalt thou build Me an house for Me to dwell in ? whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
First Respoiisory.
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Saul hath slain, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
Saul hath slain, &c., {p. 223.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
T N all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel, spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed My people Israel, saying : Why build ye not Me an house of cedar ? Now, therefore, so shalt thou say unto My servant David : Thus saith the LORD of hosts : I took thee from the sheep-cote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel, and I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel, spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed My people Israel, saying : Why build ye not Me an house of cedar ? Now, therefore, so shalt thou say unto My servant David : Thus saith the LORD of hosts : I took thee from the sheep-cote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel, and I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
  
 
Moreover, I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more ; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, and as since the time that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel.
 
Moreover, I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more ; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, and as since the time that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Ye mountains, &c., i^p. 223.) Third L^esson.
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Ye mountains, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
A ND when thy days be fulfilled and -^^ thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for My Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes FIFTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 289 of the children of men. But My mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before Me. And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee, and thy throne shall be built in strength. According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND when thy days be fulfilled and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for My Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes  
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of the children of men. But My mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before Me. And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee, and thy throne shall be built in strength. According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Thus saith the Lord, (/. 223.) The Sabbath.
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Thus saith the Lord, (p. 223.)  
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=== The Sabbath. ===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (xi. i.) A ND it came to pass, at the turn '^^ of the year, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel, and they wasted the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. And it came to pass in an evening-tide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the King's house. And from the roof he saw a woman washing herself, over against his house. And the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said : Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite ? And David sent messengers and took her.
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The Lesson is taken from the Second Book of Kings (xi. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND it came to pass, at the turn of the year, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel, and they wasted the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. And it came to pass in an evening-tide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the King's house. And from the roof he saw a woman washing herself, over against his house. And the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said : Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite ? And David sent messengers and took her.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
My sins are many, {j>. 224.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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My sins are many, (p. 224.)  
  
A ND she returned unto her house, having conceived seed. And she sent and told David, saying : I am with child. And David sent to Joab, saying : Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David. And Uriah came unto David.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND she returned unto her house, having conceived seed. And she sent and told David, saying : I am with child. And David sent to Joab, saying : Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David. And Uriah came unto David.
  
 
And David demanded how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered. And David said to Uriah : Go down to thine house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the King's house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the King. But Uriah slept at the door of the King's house, with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house. And when they had told David, saying : Uriah went not down to his house, David said unto Uriah : Camest thou not from thy journey ? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house ? And Uriah said unto David : The Ark of God, and Israel, and Judah abide in tents, and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord are encamped in the open fields ; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to sleep with my wife ? As thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.
 
And David demanded how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered. And David said to Uriah : Go down to thine house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the King's house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the King. But Uriah slept at the door of the King's house, with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house. And when they had told David, saying : Uriah went not down to his house, David said unto Uriah : Camest thou not from thy journey ? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house ? And Uriah said unto David : The Ark of God, and Israel, and Judah abide in tents, and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord are encamped in the open fields ; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to sleep with my wife ? As thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.
  
Second Respo7isory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., {p. 224.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., (p. 224.)  
  
AND David said to Uriah ; Tarry ^^ here to-day also, and to-morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day and the morrow, and David called him to eat and drink before him ; and he made him drunk. And at even he went out, and slept upon his bed with the servants of his lord ; but went not 290 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND David said to Uriah ; Tarry here to-day also, and to-morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day and the morrow, and David called him to eat and drink before him ; and he made him drunk. And at even he went out, and slept upon his bed with the servants of his lord ; but went not  
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down to his house. And it came to pass, in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah ; and he wrote in the letter, saying : Set ye Uriah in the fore-front of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten and die. And it came to pass when Joab assaulted the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were. And the men of the city went out and fought with Joab, and there fell some of the people, of the servants of David, and Uriah the Hittite died also.
 
down to his house. And it came to pass, in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah ; and he wrote in the letter, saying : Set ye Uriah in the fore-front of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten and die. And it came to pass when Joab assaulted the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were. And the men of the city went out and fought with Joab, and there fell some of the people, of the servants of David, and Uriah the Hittite died also.
  
Third Respo7isory.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Hearken, O Lord, &c., ''(p. 225.)''
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====VESPERS.====
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Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin. 1 I beseech Thee, * O Lord, do away the iniquity of Thy servant, for I have done very foolishly.
  
Hearken, O Lord, &c., {p. 225.) ====VESPERS.====
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''The Prayer is taken from the Lauds of the succeeding Sunday.''
  
A7itipho7i at the Song of the Blessed Virgin. ^ I beseech Thee, ^ O Lord, <io away the iniquity of Thy servant, for I have done very foolishly.
 
  
The Prayer is takenfrom the Lauds of the succeeding Sunday.
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'''Citations.'''
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