Matthew(i) 1 Prayse the euerlastynge. O geue thankes vnto the Lorde, for he is gracyous, and hys mercy endureth for euer. 2 Who can expresse the noble actes of the Lord, or shewe forth al hys prayse? 3 Blessed are they that allwaye kepe iudgement, and do ryghtuousnes. 4 Remember vs, O Lorde, accordynge to the fauour that thou bearest vnto thy people O vyset vs wyth thy sauynge health. 5 That we myght se the pleasure of thy chosen, that we myght reioyse in the gladnesse of thy people, and geue thanckes with thine enherytaunce. 6 We haue synned wyth oure fathers, we haue done amysse, we haue dealt wyckedlye. 7 Oure fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypte, they kepte not thy great goodnes in remembraunce: but were dysobedyent at the sea, euen at the reed sea. 8 Neuertheles, he helped them for hys names sake, that he myghte make hys power to be knowne. 9 He rebuked the read sea, and it was dryed vp: so he led them thorowe the depe as in a wyldernes. 10 Thus he saued them from the hand of the hater, and delyuered them from the hande of the enemye. 11 As for those that troubled them the waters ouerwhelmed them, ther was not one of them left. 12 Then beleued they in his worde, and sang prayse vnto hym. 13 But within a whyle they forgat his workes, and wold not abyde his councel. 14 A lust came vpon them in the wildernesse, so that they tempted God in the deserte. 15 Yet he gaue them their desire, and sent them ynough at their wylles. 16 They angred Moyses in the tentes, & Aaron the saynct of the Lord. 17 So the earth opened & swalowed vp Dathan, & couered the congregatyon of Abyram. 18 The fyre was kyndled in their companie, the flamme brent vp the vngodly. 19 They made a calfe in Horeb, and worshipped the molten ymage. 20 Thus they turned their glorye into the similitude of a calfe, that eateth hay. 21 They forgat God their Sauiour, whyche had done so greate thynges in Egypte. 22 Wonderous workes in the land of Ham and fearful thynges in the read sea. 23 So he sayde he wuld haue destroyed them had not Moses hys chosen stand before him in that gappe: to turne awaye his wrathfull indignatyon, lest he should destroy them. 24 Yea, they thought scorne of that pleasaunt lande, and gaue no credence vnto hys worde 25 But murmured in their tentes, and herkened not vnto the voyce of the Lord. 26 Then lyft he vp his hand against them to ouerthrowe them in the wildernes. 27 To cast out their sede among the nacions. and to scatter them in the landes. 28 They ioyned them selues vnto Baal Peor and eate the offeringes of the dead. 29 Thus they prouoked him vnto anger with their owne inuencyons, and the plage was great among them. 30 Then stode vp Phynehes and executed iustice, and so the plage ceased. 31 And that was counted vnto him for ryghtuousnesse, amonge all posterityes for euermore. 32 They angeryd hym also at the waters of strife, so that Moyses was punished for ther sakes. 33 Because they prouoked his spirite, and he told them plainly with his lippes. 34 Nether destroied they the Heathen, as the Lorde commaunded them. 35 But were mingled among the Heathen, and lerned their workes. 36 In so much that they worshipped their images, which turned to their owne decay. 37 Yea they offred their sons and their daughters vnto deuels. 38 And shed the innocent bloud of their sonnes and of their daughters, whom they offered vnto the ymages of Canaan, so that the land was defiled with bloud. 39 Thus were they stayned with their owne workes, and went a whoring with their owne inuencyons. 40 Therfore was the wrath of the Lord kindled agaynst hys people, in so much that he abhorred his owne enheritaunce. 41 And gaue them ouer into the hand of the Heathen, and they that hated them, were lordes ouer them. 42 Their enemyes oppressed them, and had them in subieccion. 43 Many a tyme did he delyuer them but they prouoked him wyth theyr owne inuencyons and were broughte downe for theyr wyckednesse. 44 Neuertheles when he saw their aduersitie he herd their complaynt. 45 He thought vpon hys couenaunt, and pytyed them, accordyng vnto the multytude of hys mercyes. 46 Yea he made all those that had led them awaye captyue, to pitiye them. 47 Delyuer vs, O Lorde oure God, and gather vs from amonge the Heathen: that we maye geue thanckes to thy holye name, and make our boast of thy prayse. 48 Blessed be the Lorde God of Israel from euerlastyng and world without ende, and let all people saye: Amen, Amen. Prayse the euerlastynge.