132 Our Lord, don’t forget David and how he suffered. 2 Mighty God of Jacob, remember how he promised: 3 “I won’t go home or crawl into bed 4 or close my eyelids, 5 until I find a home for you, the mighty Lord God of Jacob.”
6 When we were in Ephrath, we heard that the sacred chest was somewhere near Jaar. 7 Then we said, “Let’s go to the throne of the Lord and worship at his feet.”
8 Come to your new home, Lord, you and the sacred chest with all of its power. 9 Let victory be like robes for the priests; let your faithful people celebrate and shout. 10 David is your chosen one, so don’t reject him. 11 You made a solemn promise to David, when you said, “I, the Lord, promise that someone in your family will always be king. 12 If they keep our agreement and follow my teachings, then someone in your family will rule forever.”
13 You have gladly chosen Zion as your home, our Lord. 14 You said, “This is my home! I will live here forever. 15 I will bless Zion with food, and even the poor will eat until they are full. 16 Victory will be like robes for the priests, and its faithful people will celebrate and shout. 17 I will give mighty power to the kingdom of David. Each one of my chosen kings will shine like a lamp 18 and wear a sparkling crown. But I will disgrace their enemies.”
(A song for worship.)
Living Together in Peace
133 It is truly wonderful when relatives live together in peace. 2 It is as beautiful as olive oil poured on Aaron’s head[a] and running down his beard and the collar of his robe. 3 It is like the dew from Mount Hermon, falling on Zion’s mountains, where the Lord has promised to bless his people with life forevermore.
(A song for worship.)
Praising the Lord at Night
134 Everyone who serves the Lord, come and offer praises. Everyone who has gathered in his temple tonight, 2 lift your hands in prayer toward his holy place and praise the Lord.
3 The Lord is the Creator of heaven and earth, and I pray that the Lord will bless you from Zion.
133.2head: Olive oil was poured on Aaron’s head to show that God had chosen him to be the high priest.
1 Corinthians 11:17-34Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Rules for the Lord’s Supper
17 Your worship services do you more harm than good. I am certainly not going to praise you for this. 18 I am told that you can’t get along with each other when you worship, and I am sure that some of what I have heard is true. 19 You are bound to argue with each other, but it is easy to see which of you have God’s approval.
20 When you meet together, you don’t really celebrate the Lord’s Supper. 21 You even start eating before everyone gets to the meeting, and some of you go hungry, while others get drunk. 22 Don’t you have homes where you can eat and drink? Do you hate God’s church? Do you want to embarrass people who don’t have anything? What can I say to you? I certainly cannot praise you.
The Lord’s Supper
23 I have already told you what the Lord Jesus did on the night he was betrayed. And it came from the Lord himself.
He took some bread in his hands. 24 Then after he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Eat this and remember me.”
25 After the meal, Jesus took a cup of wine in his hands and said, “This is my blood, and with it God makes his new agreement with you. Drink this and remember me.”
26 The Lord meant that when you eat this bread and drink from this cup, you tell about his death until he comes.
27 But if you eat the bread and drink the wine in a way that isn’t worthy of the Lord, you sin against his body and blood. 28 That’s why you must examine the way you eat and drink. 29 If you fail to understand that you are the body of the Lord, you will condemn yourselves by the way you eat and drink. 30 That’s why many of you are sick and weak and why a lot of others have died. 31 If we carefully judge ourselves, we won’t be punished. 32 But when the Lord judges and punishes us, he does it to keep us from being condemned with the rest of the world.
33 My dear friends, you should wait until everyone gets there before you start eating. 34 If you really are hungry, you can eat at home. Then you won’t condemn yourselves when you meet together.
After I arrive, I will instruct you about the other matters.
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