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SECOND WEEK OF SEPTEMBER. 221 Seconti Suntrag of September* The Second Lord's Day of September.
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (ix. i.) 'HP HEN Job answered and said : I know it is so of a truth, and that a man cannot be justified before God. If He will contend with him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand. He is wise in heart and mighty in strength ; who hath hardened himself against Him and hath prospered ?—Which removeth the mountains or ever they whom He overturneth in His anger know it— '''First Responsory.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (ix. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN Job answered and said : I know it is so of a truth, and that a man cannot be justified before God. If He will contend with him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand. He is wise in heart and mighty in strength ; who hath hardened himself against Him and hath prospered ?—Which removeth the mountains or ever they whom He overturneth in His anger know it— '''First Responsory.'''
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What ! shall we receive, &c, ''(p. 213.)''  
  
What ! shall we receive, &c, (p, 213.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
VXrHICH shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble—Which commandeth the sun and it riseth not, and sealeth up the stars—Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea—Which maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and the Hyades, and the Chambers of the South 1— Which doeth great things past finding out, yea, and wonders without number.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HICH shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble—Which commandeth the sun and it riseth not, and sealeth up the stars—Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea—Which maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and the Hyades, and the Chambers of the South 1 — Which doeth great things past finding out, yea, and wonders without number.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
T F He come unto me, I see Him not ; if He pass on, I perceive Him not. If He suddenly maketh inquiry, who shall answer Him ? or who can say unto Him : Why doest Thou thus ? He is God, Whose anger none can withstand, and under Whom they that bear up the earth are bowed down. What then am I, that I should answer him, or my words, that I should reason with Himt?—I, who though I were righteous in somewhat, yet would not answer Him, but would make supplication to my Judge. If I had called and He had answered me, yet would I not believe that He had hearkened unto my voice. For He breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>F He come unto me, I see Him not ; if He pass on, I perceive Him not. If He suddenly maketh inquiry, who shall answer Him ? or who can say unto Him : Why doest Thou thus ? He is God, Whose anger none can withstand, and under Whom they that bear up the earth are bowed down. What then am I, that I should answer him, or my words, that I should reason with Him ?—I, who though I were righteous in somewhat, yet would not answer Him, but would make supplication to my Judge. If I had called and He had answered me, yet would I not believe that He had hearkened unto my voice. For He breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Why do ye argue, &o, (p. 214.) =====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
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Why do ye argue, &c, ''(p. 214.)''
  
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=====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Moral [Reflections upon Job] written by Pope St Gregory [the Great.] (Bk. ix. ch. 2.) " T KNOW that it is so of a truth, and that a man cannot be justified as against God." When God is put out of the consideration, a man may be considered to be just, but considered as against God, his righteousness vanisheth . away. When a man measureth himself by his relation to Him, Who is the Author of all good, he doth thereby acknowledge that of himself he hath no good in him, but hath received from God whatsoever he hath. He that glorifieth himself be- 1 According to Gesenius, the first constellation named is the Great Bear, the second uncertain, but generally taken to be Orion, the third the Pleiades—the "Chambers of the South"—the most remote Southern regions. (Qu. the constellations of more southern skies?) VOL. IV. H 2 222 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''Fourth Lesson.'''
  
cause of good which hath been given him, fighteth against God with God's own gifts. It is just therefore that the grounds upon which he ought to have been humbled, but upon which he hath puffed himself up, should be used to humble his vain-glory. But an holy man, because he perceiveth that the worth of our own good deeds falleth short, 1 when he considereth his own spiritual man, justly saith : " If He will contend with him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand." '''Fourth Responsory.'''
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Moral [Reflections upon Job] written by Pope St Gregory [the Great.] (''Bk. ix. ch. 2.'')
  
My flesh is clothed, &c, (p. 214.) '''Fifth Lesson.'''
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"<span class="dropcap">I</span> KNOW that it is so of a truth, and that a man cannot be justified as against God." When God is put out of the consideration, a man may be considered to be just, but considered as against God, his righteousness vanisheth . away. When a man measureth himself by his relation to Him, Who is the Author of all good, he doth thereby acknowledge that of himself he hath no good in him, but hath received from God whatsoever he hath. He that glorifieth himself be
  
T N the Holy Scriptures the numeral a thousand is used to be taken as signifying a generalization. Thus, the Psalmist saith : " The word which He commanded to a thousand generations" (Ps. civ. 8), whereas it is notorious that the Evangelist doth not reckon more then seventy-and-seven generations between the very beginning of the world and the coming of our Redeemer. What therefore is to be understood here by a thousand ? The general ripeness of the old generation to bring forth a new offspring. Hence also it is said by John: "And shall reign with Him a thousand years " (Apoc. xx. 6,)—because the reign of the Holy Church will be over all mankind made perfect.
 
  
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1 According to Gesenius, the first constellation named is the Great Bear, the second uncertain, but generally taken to be Orion, the third the Pleiades—the "Chambers of the South"—the most remote Southern regions. (Qu. the constellations of more southern skies?)
  
My days are few, &c, [(p. 215.)] '''Sixth Lesson.'''
 
  
HPEN times one is ten, and ten times ten is an hundred, and ten times an hundred is a thousand. Observing therefore this connection between one and a thousand, what are we to understand by the one [in the text, connected as it is with the thousand whereby we understand perfection] ? Is it not the beginning of a good life, even as the thousand representeth perfection? The contending with God [which is spoken of in the text] is the nonacknowledgment of that which is owed to Him, and the vain-glorying instead in our own strength. But an holy man should see, that even if one had received the gifts of perfection, and were to make them the grounds of self-glorifying, such an one would thereby lose all that he had received.
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cause of good which hath been given him, fighteth against God with God's own gifts. It is just therefore that the grounds upon which he ought to have been humbled, but upon which he hath puffed himself up, should be used to humble his vain-glory. But an holy man, because he perceiveth that the worth of our own good deeds falleth short, 1 when he considereth his own spiritual man, justly saith : " If He will contend with him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand."
  
Hide not Thy face, &c, (p. 215.) =====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
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'''Fourth Responsory.'''
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My flesh is clothed, &c, ''(p. 214.)''
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N the Holy Scriptures the numeral a thousand is used to be taken as signifying a generalization. Thus, the Psalmist saith : " The word which He commanded to a thousand generations" (Ps. civ. 8), whereas it is notorious that the Evangelist doth not reckon more then seventy-and-seven generations between the very beginning of the world and the coming of our Redeemer. What therefore is to be understood here by a thousand ? The general ripeness of the old generation to bring forth a new offspring. Hence also it is said by John: "And shall reign with Him a thousand years " (Apoc. xx. 6,)—because the reign of the Holy Church will be over all mankind made perfect.
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'''Fifth Responsory.'''
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My days are few, &c, ''[(p. 215.)]''
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>EN times one is ten, and ten times ten is an hundred, and ten times an hundred is a thousand. Observing therefore this connection between one and a thousand, what are we to understand by the one [in the text, connected as it is with the thousand whereby we understand perfection] ? Is it not the beginning of a good life, even as the thousand representeth perfection? The contending with God [which is spoken of in the text] is the non-acknowledgment of that which is owed to Him, and the vain-glorying instead in our own strength. But an holy man should see, that even if one had received the gifts of perfection, and were to make them the grounds of self-glorifying, such an one would thereby lose all that he had received.
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'''Sixth Responsory.'''
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Hide not Thy face, &c, '''(p. 215.)'''
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'''Seventh Responsory.'''
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
  
O that Thou wouldest hide me, &c, [(p. 215.)] '''Eighth Responsory.'''
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O that Thou wouldest hide me, &c, ''[(p. 215.)]''
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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One seraph cried, &c, ''(p. 216.)''
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One seraph cried, &c, (p. 216.) Second Day.
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xxvii. 1.) 2 1 Omne virtutis nostrse meritum esse vitium.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xxvii. 1.) 2  
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1 Omne virtutis nostrse meritum esse vitium.
  
 
2 The intermediate chapters are filled with the discussion of Job and his friends upon the difficulty of reconciling God's dealings with His justice. Their arguments had been that Job must have committed some horrible sin, which pride prevented his confessing, or else, God neither could nor would have so punished him.
 
2 The intermediate chapters are filled with the discussion of Job and his friends upon the difficulty of reconciling God's dealings with His justice. Their arguments had been that Job must have committed some horrible sin, which pride prevented his confessing, or else, God neither could nor would have so punished him.
  
SECOND WEEK OF SEPTEMBER. 22 3 IV/TOREOVER, Job continued his ^ parable and said : As God liveth, Who hath taken away my judgment, and the Almighty, Who hath vexed my soul, all the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils, my lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. God forbid that I should acknowledge you to be right. Till I die I will not draw back from [asserting] mine integrity.
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>OREOVER, Job continued his parable and said : As God liveth, Who hath taken away my judgment, and the Almighty, Who hath vexed my soul, all the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils, my lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. God forbid that I should acknowledge you to be right. Till I die I will not draw back from [asserting] mine integrity.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
My harp is turned, &c, (p. 216.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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My harp is turned, &c, ''(p. 216.)''  
  
"jV/TY righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go, for mine heart doth not reprove me for anything in mine whole life. Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, but God hold not his soul guiltless ? Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him ? Or can he delight himself in the Almighty, and call alway upon God? '''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
O that my sins, &c, (p. 216.) shall not be satisfied with bread.
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>Y righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go, for mine heart doth not reprove me for anything in mine whole life. Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, but God hold not his soul guiltless ? Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him ? Or can he delight himself in the Almighty, and call alway upon God?
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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O that my sins, &c, ''(p. 216.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">I</span> WILL teach you by the hand of God that which is with the Almighty, and will not conceal it. Behold all ye yourselves know it ; why, then, do ye talk such groundless folly ? This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of the oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
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If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword—and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
  
 
Those that remain of him shall be buried in destruction ; and his widows shall not weep.
 
Those that remain of him shall be buried in destruction ; and his widows shall not weep.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Why do ye argue, &c, [(p. 214.)] Third Day.
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Why do ye argue, &c, ''[(p. 214.)]''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xxviii. 12.) 1 ~\ ^THERE shall wisdom be found ? And where is the place of understanding ? Man knoweth not the price thereof, neither is it found in the land of the easy-living. The depth saith : It is not in me ; and the sea saith : It is not in me. It cannot be gotten for the purest gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. It cannot be valued with the dyes of India, with the most precious sardonyx stone, or the sapphire.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xxviii. 12.)  
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1 <span class="dropcap">W</span>HERE shall wisdom be found ? And where is the place of understanding ? Man knoweth not the price thereof, neither is it found in the land of the easy-living. The depth saith : It is not in me ; and the sea saith : It is not in me. It cannot be gotten for the purest gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. It cannot be valued with the dyes of India, with the most precious sardonyx stone, or the sapphire.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
My flesh is clothed, &c, (p. 214.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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My flesh is clothed, &c, ''(p. 214.)''  
  
T WILL teach you by the hand of God that which is with the Almighty, and will not conceal it. Behold all ye yourselves know it ; why, then, do ye talk such groundless folly ? This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of the oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword—and his offspring '''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE gold and the crystal cannot equal it, and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold. Things noble and esteemed shall not be spoken of beside it, for wisdom is drawn from the secret places. The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with the purest colour. Whence then cometh wisdom ? And where
  
HP HE gold and the crystal cannot equal it, and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold. Things noble and esteemed shall not be spoken of beside it, for wisdom is drawn from the secret places. The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with the purest colour. Whence then cometh wisdom ? And where Job still speaking.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
My days are few, &c., (p. 215.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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My days are few, &c., ''(p. 215.)''  
  
POD understandeth the way there- ^-J of, and He knoweth the place thereof. For He looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven—even He Who maketh the weight for the winds, and weigheth the waters by measure. When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the thunderstorms, then did He see it, and declare it, and prepare it, and search it out; and unto man He said : Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom ; and to depart from evil is understanding.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">G</span>OD understandeth the way thereof, and He knoweth the place thereof. For He looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven—even He Who maketh the weight for the winds, and weigheth the waters by measure. When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the thunderstorms, then did He see it, and declare it, and prepare it, and search it out; and unto man He said : Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom ; and to depart from evil is understanding.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Hide not Thy face, &c, (p. 215.) Fourth Day.
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Hide not Thy face, &c, ''(p. 215.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xxxi. i.) 1 MADE a covenant with mine eyes, not so much as to think upon a maid. For what portion would God have in me from above ? and what inheritance the Almighty from on high ? Is not destruction to the wicked ? and to be set afar off unto the workers of iniquity ? Doth not He see my ways, and count all my steps ? If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit, let Him weigh me in an even balance, and let God know mine integrity.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span> MADE a covenant with mine eyes, not so much as to think upon a maid. For what portion would God have in me from above ? and what inheritance the Almighty from on high ? Is not destruction to the wicked ? and to be set afar off unto the workers of iniquity ? Doth not He see my ways, and count all my steps ? If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit, let Him weigh me in an even balance, and let God know mine integrity.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
O that Thou wouldest hide me, &c.,[(p. 215.)] '''Second Lesson.'''
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O that Thou wouldest hide me, &c, ''[(p. 215.)]''  
  
T F my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands, then let me sow, and let another eat, and let mine offspring be rooted out. If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door, then let my wife be harlot unto another, and let others bow down upon her. For this is an heinous crime, and a most abominable wickedness.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>F my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands, then let me sow, and let another eat, and let mine offspring be rooted out. If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door, then let my wife be harlot unto another, and let others bow down upon her. For this is an heinous crime, and a most abominable wickedness.
  
 
It is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all increase.
 
It is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all increase.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
O that my sins, &c, (p. 216.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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O that my sins, &c, ''(p. 216.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>F I did despise the cause of my man - servant, or of my maidservant, when they contended with me —what then shall I do when God riseth up to judge me ? And when He demandeth of me, what shall I answer Him ? Did not He That made me in the womb make him ? And did not One fashion us
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in the womb ? If I have withheld their desire from the poor, or have caused the eyes of the widow to wait— if I have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof—(but compassion grew with me from my childhood, and came out with me from my mother's womb) —[if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering,—if his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep,—if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate, — then let mine arm fall from my shoulder-blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.]
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
TF I did despise the cause of my man - servant, or of my maidservant, when they contended with me —what then shall I do when God riseth up to judge me ? And when He demandeth of me, what shall I answer Him ? Did not He That made me in the womb make him ? And did not One fashion us 1 Job still speaking.
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Why do ye argue, &c, ''(p. 214.)''
  
SECOND WEEK OF SEPTEMBER. 225 in the womb ? If I have withheld their desire from the poor, or have caused the eyes of the widow to wait— if I have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof—(but compassion grew with me from my childhood, and came out with me from my mother's womb) —[if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering,—if his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep,—if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate, — then let mine arm fall from my shoulder-blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.] '''Third Responsory.'''
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Why do ye argue, &c, (p. 214.) Fifth Day.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xxxviii. I.) 1 HTHEN the Lord answered Job out of the whirl - wind, and said :—Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge ? Gird up thy loins like a man, for I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth ? Declare—if thou hast understanding.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xxxviii. I.) 1  
  
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest ? or who hath stretched the line upon it ? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened ? or who laid the cornerstone thereof, when the morning stars sang My praise together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy— ? '''First Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN the Lord answered Job out of the whirl-wind, and said :—Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge ? Gird up thy loins like a man, for I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth ? Declare—if thou hast understanding.
  
What ! shall we receive, &c, (p.
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Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest ? or who hath stretched the line upon it ? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened ? or who laid the cornerstone thereof, when the morning stars sang My praise together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy— ?
  
213O '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
"\ ~XT HO shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb, when I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling- band for it ? I set it within such bounds as I would, and set bars and doors, and said :—Hitherto shalt thou come and no farther ; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed. Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days, and caused the dayspring to know his place ? Yea, hast thou taken hold of the uttermost parts of the earth and made them to quiver, and shaken the wicked out of it ? 2 Second Respoiisory.
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What ! shall we receive, &c, ''(p. 213)''
  
My sighing cometh, &c, [(p. 214.)] '''Third Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
HE seal shall be restored as clay, and shall stand as a garment. From the wicked their T 1 The discourse of Job continues to the end of ch. xxx. With ch. xxxii. it is announced that the original disputants now became silent, but " Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite," incensed at their lame and impotent conclusion, begins to address them. His discourse lasts to the end of ch. xxxvii., and xxxviii. begins abruptly as above.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HO shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb, when I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling- band for it ? I set it within such bounds as I would, and set bars and doors, and said :—Hitherto shalt thou come and no farther ; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed. Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days, and caused the dayspring to know his place ? Yea, hast thou taken hold of the uttermost parts of the earth and made them to quiver, and shaken the wicked out of it ? 2
  
2 Abp. Kenrick says that De Rossi "refers this to" [God's action by means of] " the morning, which seems to take the earth at both extremities, and to shake from its surface evil-doers, who have abused the darkness for the perpetration of crime." 3 The description of morning is continued. " As clay receives an impression from a seal, so the earth receives new form and appearance from the light of morning" and "the light becomes as a garment for the earth." (Abp. Kenrick.) Compare also the Revised Version.
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3 The description of morning is continued. " As clay receives an impression from a seal, so the earth receives new form and appearance from the light of morning" and "the light becomes as a garment for the earth." (Abp. Kenrick.) Compare also the Revised Version.
  
 
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226 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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light shall be withholden, and the high arm shall be broken. Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea ? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? Have the gates of death been opened unto thee ? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow [of death] ? Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth ? Declare, if thou knowest it all—where the way is where light dwelleth, and where is the place of darkness, that thou canst trace everything to its beginning, and knowest the paths to the house thereof.
 
light shall be withholden, and the high arm shall be broken. Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea ? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? Have the gates of death been opened unto thee ? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow [of death] ? Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth ? Declare, if thou knowest it all—where the way is where light dwelleth, and where is the place of darkness, that thou canst trace everything to its beginning, and knowest the paths to the house thereof.
  
Third Respo?isory.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Why do ye argue, &c, (p. 214.) $*&<*£.
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Why do ye argue, &c, ''(p. 214.)''
  
Sixth Day.
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== Friday. ==
  
MATTINS'''First Lesson.'''
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=== Sixth Day. ===
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xl. 1.) THEN answered 1 the Lord unto Job out of the whirl-wind, and said :—Gird up thy loins like a man ; I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me. Wilt thou disannul My judgment ? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest justify thyself? Hast thou an arm like God ? or canst thou thunder with a voice like Him ? Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency, and array thyself with glory and beauty ! '''First Responsory.'''
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====MATTINS====
  
My flesh is clothed, &c, (p. 214.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
CCATTER the haughty in thy rage, and behold every one that is proud, and abase him. Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low, and tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together, and plunge their faces into the pit. Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xl. 1.)
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN answered 1 the Lord unto Job out of the whirl-wind, and said :—Gird up thy loins like a man ; I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me. Wilt thou disannul My judgment ? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest justify thyself? Hast thou an arm like God ? or canst thou thunder with a voice like Him ? Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency, and array thyself with glory and beauty !
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'''First Responsory.'''
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My flesh is clothed, &c, ''(p. 214.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>CATTER the haughty in thy rage, and behold every one that is proud, and abase him. Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low, and tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together, and plunge their faces into the pit. Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
  
 
Behold, the behemoth, 2 which I made with thee. He eateth grass as an ox. His strength is in his loins, and his force in the navel of his belly.
 
Behold, the behemoth, 2 which I made with thee. He eateth grass as an ox. His strength is in his loins, and his force in the navel of his belly.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
My days are few, &c, [(p. 215.)] Third Lesson, (xlii. 1 .
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My days are few, &c, ''[(p. 215.)]''
  
) ^HEN Job answered the Lord, and said :—I know that Thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from Thee. " Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge ?" 3 Therefore have I spoken foolishly, and concerning things which are utterly beyond the reach of my knowledge.
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'''Third Lesson.''' (xlii. 1.)
  
" Hear, and I will speak ; I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me." 3 I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth Thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEN Job answered the Lord, and said :—I know that Thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from Thee." Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge ?" 3 Therefore have I spoken foolishly, and concerning things which are utterly beyond the reach of my knowledge.
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"Hear, and I will speak ; I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me." 3 I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth Thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
  
 
1 At the end of ch. xxxix. Job cries out that he is silenced, and cannot say any more.
 
1 At the end of ch. xxxix. Job cries out that he is silenced, and cannot say any more.
  
2 The behemoth is described till the end of the chapter, and theologians, naturalists, &c, are not agreed as to what animal is meant, though the common opinion is that it is the hippopotamus.
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2 The behemoth is described till the end of the chapter, and theologians, naturalists, &c, are not agreed as to what animal is meant, though the common opinion is that it is the hippopotamus. Similar doubts exist about the leviathan in this and the next chapter (generally believed to be the crocodile), but all naturalists will read with delight this appeal of the Creator, in which He cites His works as the living evidence of His being, power, wisdom, and goodness. The description of an horse (xxxix. 19-25) is particularly celebrated.
 
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Similar doubts exist about the leviathan in this and the next chapter (generally believed to be the crocodile), but all naturalists will read with delight this appeal of the Creator, in which He cites His works as the living evidence of His being, power, wisdom, and goodness. The description of an horse (xxxix. 19-25) is particularly celebrated.
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3 Quotations, of which he acknowledges the justice.
 
3 Quotations, of which he acknowledges the justice.
  
SECOND WEEK OF SEPTEMBER, 227 '''Third Responsory.'''
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SECOND WEEK OF SEPTEMBER, 227  
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Hide not Thy face, &c, ''[(p. 215.)]''
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Hide not Thy face, &c, [(p. 215.)] The Sabbath.
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xlii. 7.) AND after the Lord had spoken £7^ these words unto Job, He 1 said to Eliphaz the Temanite : My wrath js kindled against thee, and against thy two friends, for ye have not spoken the thing that is right in My sight, as My servant Job hath.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Job (xlii. 7.)  
  
Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt-offering. And My servant Job shall pray for you—for him will I accept—that your folly may not be imputed unto you ; in that ' ye have not spoken of Me the thing that is right, like My servant Job.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND after the Lord had spoken these words unto Job, He 1 said to Eliphaz the Temanite : My wrath is  kindled against thee, and against thy two friends, for ye have not spoken the thing that is right in My sight, as My servant Job hath.
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Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt-offering. And My servant Job shall pray for you—for him will I accept—that your folly may not be imputed unto you ; in that ye have not spoken of Me the thing that is right, like My servant Job.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
O that Thou wouldest, &c, (p. 215.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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O that Thou wouldest, &c, ''(p. 215.)''  
  
CO Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the Lord commanded them ; the Lord also accepted Job. The Lord also gave ear unto the supplication of Job, when he prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the Lord commanded them ; the Lord also accepted Job. The Lord also gave ear unto the supplication of Job, when he prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
  
 
Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house ; and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him ; every man also gave him one sheep, and one ring 2 of gold.
 
Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house ; and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him ; every man also gave him one sheep, and one ring 2 of gold.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
O that my sins, &c, [(p. 216.)] '''Third Lesson.'''
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O that my sins, &c, ''[(p. 216.)]''  
  
A ND the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
For he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she - asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first " Day," and the name of the second " Cassia," and the name of the third " Horn-ofpaint," and in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job ; and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.
  
After this lived Job an "hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his son's sons, even four generations ; and he died, old and full of days.
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For he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she - asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first " Day," and the name of the second " Cassia," and the name of the third " Horn-of-paint," and in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job ; and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
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After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his son's sons, even four generations ; and he died, old and full of days.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Why do ye argue, &c, (p. 214.) Vespers are of the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin, unless they be supplanted by that of her holy Name, or that of the Octave of her Birth, or that of the Apostle St 1 The Hebrew repeats the Divine Name.
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Why do ye argue, &c, ''(p. 214.)''
  
3 A "sheep" is understood to mean here a particular piece of money which bore the image of a sheep, somewhat as big dog and little dog are names among the common people of Spain for a penny and a halfpenny; a "ring" perhaps denotes pierced money, like that still used by the Chinese, but anciently elsewhere also.
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''Vespers are of the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin, unless they be supplanted by that of her holy Name, or that of the Octave of her Birth, or that of the Apostle St''
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2 A "sheep" is understood to mean here a particular piece of money which bore the image of a sheep, somewhat as big dog and little dog are names among the common people of Spain for a penny and a halfpenny; a "ring" perhaps denotes pierced money, like that still used by the Chinese, but anciently elsewhere also.
  
 
22S THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
22S THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
  
Matthew—in which case the Feast of her Sorrows is moved o?i to the ?iext Simday which is not occupied by a Double of the First or Second Class. In a?iy case, no more of the Office of this Third Sunday is said than the Antiphon formi?ig part of the Commemoration of the Simday at Vespers o?i Saturday evening, which is as follows : ''Antiphon.'' Remember not, Lord, mine offences, nor the offences of my forefathers, neither take Thou vengeance of my sins. (Tob. iii. 3.) ''Verse.'' Let the evening prayer ascend unto Thee, O Lord.
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''Matthew—in which case the Feast of her Sorrows is moved on to the next Sunday which is not occupied by a Double of the First or Second Class. In any case, no more of the Office of this Third Sunday is said than the Antiphon forming part of the Commemoration of the Sunday at Vespers on Saturday evening, which is as follows :''
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''Antiphon.'' Remember not, Lord, mine offences, nor the offences of my forefathers, neither take Thou vengeance of my sins. (Tob. iii. 3.)  
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''Verse.'' Let the evening prayer ascend unto Thee, O Lord.
  
 
''Answer.'' And let there descend upon us Thy mercy.
 
''Answer.'' And let there descend upon us Thy mercy.
  
Prayer of the Sunday.
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''Prayer of the Sunday.''

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