Psalm 84

1How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!

2My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

3Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

4Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise. Selah

5Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.

7They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

8O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah

9Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed.

10For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.

11For the Lord God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly.

12O Lord of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you.

Psalm 85

1Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

2You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. Selah

3You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.

4Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us.

5Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations?

6Will you not revive us again, so that your people may rejoice in you?

7Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.

8Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.

9Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.

10Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.

11Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.

12The Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.

13Righteousness will go before him, and will make a path for his steps.

Psalm 86

1Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

2Preserve my life, for I am devoted to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;

3be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all day long.

4Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

5For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.

6Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my cry of supplication.

7In the day of my trouble I call on you, for you will answer me.

8There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.

9All the nations you have made shall come and bow down before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.

10For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

11Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.

12I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.

13For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

14O God, the insolent rise up against me; a band of ruffians seeks my life, and they do not set you before them.

15But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

16Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant; save the child of your serving girl.

17Show me a sign of your favor, so that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

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


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