A COMPARISON OF THE TEXT OF THE BAY PSALM BOOK OF 1640 AND THE REVISED NEW ENGLAND PSALMS OF 1648
Lines marked . . . in the right-hand column repeat the wording of the 1640 version, although these lines sometimes give a modernized spelling and punctuation. When the punctuation at the end of these lines is altered, this is sometimes, but not always, shown. The asterisks which appear in some of these lines occur in the 1648 (?) and many subsequent editions, to mark the passages selected for the alternative renderings reprinted in Appendix B.
|BAY PSALM BOOK: 1640||NEW ENGLAND PSALMS: 1648|
|O Blessed man, that in th' advice|
of wicked doeth not walk:
nor stand in sinners way, nor sit
in chayre of scornfull folk.
|O Blessed man that walks not in|
th'advice of wicked men
Nor standeth in the sinners way
nor scorners seat sits in.
|2||But in the law of Iehovah,|
is his longing delight:
and in his law doth meditate,
by day and eke by night.
|But he upon Jehovah's law|
doth set his whole delight:
. . .
Both in the day and night.
|3||And he shall be like to a tree|
planted by water-rivers:
that in his season yeilds his fruit,
and his leafe never withers.
|He shall be like a planted tree|
by water brooks, which shall
In his due season yield his fruit.
. whose leaf shall never fall:
|4||And all he doth, shall prosper well,|
the wicked are not so:
but they are like unto the chaffe,
which winde drives to and fro.
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