Let all the earth fear the Lord;(A)
    let all the people of the world(B) revere him.(C)
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded,(D) and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils(E) the plans(F) of the nations;(G)
    he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm(H) forever,
    the purposes(I) of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,(J)
    the people he chose(K) for his inheritance.(L)

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But those who turn(A) to crooked ways(B)
    the Lord will banish(C) with the evildoers.

Peace be on Israel.(D)

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The scepter(A) of the wicked will not remain(B)
    over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
    their hands to do evil.(C)

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This is what the Lord says:

“Sing(A) with joy for Jacob;
    shout for the foremost(B) of the nations.
Make your praises heard, and say,
    Lord, save(C) your people,
    the remnant(D) of Israel.’

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10 “Hear the word of the Lord, you nations;
    proclaim it in distant coastlands:(A)
‘He who scattered(B) Israel will gather(C) them
    and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’(D)

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15 “Now let my lord send his servants the wheat and barley and the olive oil(A) and wine he promised, 16 and we will cut all the logs from Lebanon that you need and will float them as rafts by sea down to Joppa.(B) You can then take them up to Jerusalem.”

17 Solomon took a census of all the foreigners(C) residing in Israel, after the census(D) his father David had taken; and they were found to be 153,600. 18 He assigned(E) 70,000 of them to be carriers and 80,000 to be stonecutters in the hills, with 3,600 foremen over them to keep the people working.

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Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold(A) against your enemies,
    to silence the foe(B) and the avenger.

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15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,”(A) they were indignant.(B)

16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.

“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,

“‘From the lips of children and infants
    you, Lord, have called forth your praise’[a]?”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 21:16 Psalm 8:2 (see Septuagint)

37 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Once again I will yield to Israel’s plea(A) and do this for them: I will make their people as numerous as sheep,(B)

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