I Have Calmed and Quieted My Soul

A Song of (A)Ascents. Of David.

131 O Lord, my heart is not (B)lifted up;
    my eyes are not (C)raised too high;
I do not (D)occupy myself with things
    too great and (E)too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
    like a weaned (F)child with its mother;
    like a weaned child is my soul within me.

(G)O Israel, hope in the Lord
    from this time forth and forevermore.

The Lord Has Chosen Zion

A Song of (H)Ascents.

132 Remember, O Lord, in David's favor,
    all (I)the hardships he endured,
how he swore to the Lord
    and (J)vowed to (K)the Mighty One of Jacob,
“I will not enter my house
    or get into my bed,
I will not (L)give sleep to my eyes
    or slumber to my eyelids,
until I (M)find a place for the Lord,
    a dwelling place for (N)the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Behold, we heard of it in (O)Ephrathah;
    we found it in (P)the fields of Jaar.
“Let us go to his dwelling place;
    let us (Q)worship at his (R)footstool!”

(S)Arise, O Lord, and go to your (T)resting place,
    you and the ark of your (U)might.
Let your (V)priests be (W)clothed with righteousness,
    and let your (X)saints shout for joy.
10 For the sake of your servant David,
    (Y)do not turn away the face of (Z)your anointed one.

11 (AA)The Lord swore to David a sure oath
    (AB)from which he will not turn back:
(AC)“One of the sons of your body[a]
    I will set on your throne.
12 If your sons keep my covenant
    and my testimonies that I shall teach them,
their sons also forever
    shall (AD)sit on your throne.”

13 For the Lord has (AE)chosen Zion;
    he has (AF)desired it for his dwelling place:
14 “This is my (AG)resting place forever;
    here I will (AH)dwell, for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly (AI)bless her provisions;
    I will (AJ)satisfy her poor with bread.
16 Her (AK)priests I will clothe with salvation,
    and her (AL)saints will shout for joy.
17 There I will make (AM)a horn to sprout for David;
    I have prepared (AN)a lamp for (AO)my anointed.
18 His enemies I will (AP)clothe with shame,
    but on him his crown will shine.”

When Brothers Dwell in Unity

A Song of (AQ)Ascents. Of David.

133 Behold, how good and pleasant it is
    when (AR)brothers dwell in unity![b]
It is like the precious (AS)oil on (AT)the head,
    running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
    running down on (AU)the collar of his robes!
It is like (AV)the dew of (AW)Hermon,
    which falls on (AX)the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord (AY)has commanded the blessing,
    life forevermore.

Come, Bless the Lord

A Song of (AZ)Ascents.

134 Come, bless the Lord, all you (BA)servants of the Lord,
    who (BB)stand (BC)by night in the house of the Lord!
(BD)Lift up your hands to (BE)the holy place
    and bless the Lord!

May the Lord (BF)bless you (BG)from Zion,
    he who (BH)made heaven and earth!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 132:11 Hebrew of your fruit of the womb
  2. Psalm 133:1 Or dwell together

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