July 9 Reading – Psalms 132-137

Chapter 132

1 A Song of Ascents. Jehovah, remember for David All his affliction;

2 How he sware unto Jehovah, And vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:

3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, Nor go up into my bed;

4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, Or slumber to mine eyelids;

5 Until I find out a place for Jehovah, A tabernacle for the Mighty One of Jacob.

6 Lo, we heard of it in Ephrathah: We found it in the field of the wood.

7 We will go into his tabernacles; We will worship at his footstool.

8 Arise, O Jehovah, into thy resting-place; Thou, and the ark of thy strength.

9 Let thy priest be clothed with righteousness; And let thy saints shout for joy.

10 For thy servant David’s sake Turn not away the face of thine anointed.

11 Jehovah hath sworn unto David in truth; He will not turn from it: Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

12 If thy children will keep my covenant And my testimony that I shall teach them, Their children also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore.

13 For Jehovah hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for his habitation.

14 This is my resting-place for ever: Here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

16 Her priests also will I clothe with salvation; And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

18 His enemies will I clothe with shame; But upon himself shall his crown flourish.

Chapter 133

1 A Song of Ascents; of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!

2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, That ran down upon the beard, Even Aaron’s beard; That came down upon the skirt of his garments;

3 Like the dew of Hermon, That cometh down upon the mountains of Zion: For there Jehovah commanded the blessing, Even life for evermore.

Chapter 134

1 A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless ye Jehovah, all ye servants of Jehovah, That by night stand in the house of Jehovah.

2 Lift up your hands to the sanctuary, And bless ye Jehovah.

3 Jehovah bless thee out of Zion; Even he that made heaven and earth.

Chapter 135

1 Praise ye Jehovah. Praise ye the name of Jehovah; Praise him, O ye servants of Jehovah,

2 Ye that stand in the house of Jehovah, In the courts of the house of our God.

3 Praise ye Jehovah; for Jehovah is good: Sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

4 For Jehovah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, And Israel for his own possession.

5 For I know that Jehovah is great, And that our Lord is above all gods.

6 Whatsoever Jehovah pleased, that hath he done, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps;

7 Who causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who maketh lightnings for the rain; Who bringeth forth the wind out of his treasuries;

8 Who smote the first-born of Egypt, Both of man and beast;

9 Who sent signs and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, Upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants;

10 Who smote many nations, And slew mighty kings,

11 Sihon king of the Amorites, And Og king of Bashan, And all the kingdoms of Canaan,

12 And gave their land for a heritage, A heritage unto Israel his people.

13 Thy name, O Jehovah, endureth for ever; Thy memorial name, O Jehovah, throughout all generations.

14 For Jehovah will judge his people, And repent himself concerning his servants.

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands.

16 They have mouths, but they speak not; Eyes have they, but they see not;

17 They have ears, but they hear not; Neither is there any breath in their mouths.

18 They that make them shall be like unto them; Yea, every one that trusteth in them.

19 O house of Israel, bless ye Jehovah: O house of Aaron, bless ye Jehovah:

20 O house of Levi, bless ye Jehovah: Ye that fear Jehovah, bless ye Jehovah.

21 Blessed be Jehovah out of Zion, Who dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye Jehovah.

Chapter 136

1 Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

2 Oh give thanks unto the God of gods; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

3 Oh give thanks unto the Lord of lords; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

4 To him who alone doeth great wonders; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

5 To him that by understanding made the heavens; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

6 To him that spread forth the earth above the waters; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

7 To him that made great lights; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

8 The sun to rule by day; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

9 The moon and stars to rule by night; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

10 To him that smote Egypt in their first-born; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

11 And brought out Israel from among them; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

12 With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

13 To him that divided the Red Sea in sunder; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

16 To him that led his people through the wilderness; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

17 To him that smote great kings; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

18 And slew famous kings; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

19 Sihon king of the Amorites; For his lovingkindness endureth forever;

20 And Og king of Bashan; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

21 And gave their land for a heritage; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

22 Even a heritage unto Israel his servant; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

23 Who remembered us in our low estate; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever;

24 And hath delivered us from our adversaries; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever:

25 Who giveth food to all flesh; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

26 Oh give thanks unto the God of heaven; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Chapter 137

1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept, When we remembered Zion.

2 Upon the willows in the midst thereof We hanged up our harps.

3 For there they that led us captive required of us songs, And they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

4 How shall we sing Jehovah’s song In a foreign land?

5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget her skill.

6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I remember thee not; If I prefer not Jerusalem Above my chief joy.

7 Remember, O Jehovah, against the children of Edom The day of Jerusalem; Who said, Rase it, rase it, Even to the foundation thereof.

8 O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed, Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee As thou hast served us.

9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones Against the rock.

Next Passage: Psalms 138-144

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