Psalm 131

1O Lord, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.

2But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.

3O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time on and forevermore.

Psalm 132

1O Lord, remember in David’s favor all the hardships he endured;

2how he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,

3“I will not enter my house or get into my bed;

4I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,

5until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

6We heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar.

7“Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool.”

8Rise up, O Lord, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.

9Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your faithful shout for joy.

10For your servant David’s sake do not turn away the face of your anointed one.

11The Lord swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: “One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.

12If your sons keep my covenant and my decrees that I shall teach them, their sons also, forevermore, shall sit on your throne.”

13For the Lord has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation:

14“This is my resting place forever; here I will reside, for I have desired it.

15I will abundantly bless its provisions; I will satisfy its poor with bread.

16Its priests I will clothe with salvation, and its faithful will shout for joy.

17There I will cause a horn to sprout up for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one.

18His enemies I will clothe with disgrace, but on him, his crown will gleam.”

Psalm 133

1How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!

2It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes.

3It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion. For there the Lord ordained his blessing, life forevermore.

From the oremus Bible Browser http://bible.oremus.org v2.2.8 14 July 2018.


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