Psalm 92[a]

A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day.

It is good to praise the Lord
    and make music(A) to your name,(B) O Most High,(C)
proclaiming your love in the morning(D)
    and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre(E)
    and the melody of the harp.(F)

For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
    I sing for joy(G) at what your hands have done.(H)

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  1. Psalm 92:1 In Hebrew texts 92:1-15 is numbered 92:2-16.

12 The righteous will flourish(A) like a palm tree,
    they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;(B)
13 planted in the house of the Lord,
    they will flourish in the courts of our God.(C)
14 They will still bear fruit(D) in old age,
    they will stay fresh and green,
15 proclaiming, “The Lord is upright;
    he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.(E)

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26 Solomon accumulated chariots and horses;(A) he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses,[a] which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem. 27 The king made silver as common(B) in Jerusalem as stones,(C) and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig(D) trees in the foothills. 28 Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue[b]—the royal merchants purchased them from Kue at the current price. 29 They imported a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty.[c] They also exported them to all the kings of the Hittites(E) and of the Arameans.

Solomon’s Wives

11 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women(F) besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites,(G) Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry(H) with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines,(I) and his wives led him astray.(J) As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods,(K) and his heart was not fully devoted(L) to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. He followed Ashtoreth(M) the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molek(N) the detestable god of the Ammonites. So Solomon did evil(O) in the eyes of the Lord; he did not follow the Lord completely, as David his father had done.

On a hill east(P) of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh(Q) the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek(R) the detestable god of the Ammonites. He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and offered sacrifices to their gods.


  1. 1 Kings 10:26 Or charioteers
  2. 1 Kings 10:28 Probably Cilicia
  3. 1 Kings 10:29 That is, about 3 3/4 pounds or about 1.7 kilograms

By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended(A) as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings.(B) And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.(C)

By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.”[a](D) For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him(E) must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen,(F) in holy fear built an ark(G) to save his family.(H) By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.(I)

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  1. Hebrews 11:5 Gen. 5:24

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