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bernacle of mine house, nor ascend to
3. “I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eye-lids to slumber
4 “ Until I find a place for JEHOVAH ; an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
5 Lo! we heard of the place at Ephrata; and we found it in the plains of the forest. 6 We will go into his tabernacle, and
prostrate before his footstool.
7 “ Arise,” we will say, “O JEHOVAH ! to take possession of thy resting-place; thou and the ark of thy power.
8 “Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thine holy ones sing aloud for joy. 9
- For the sake of David, thy servant, reject not the prayer of thine anointed.”
IO JEHOVAH did swear unto David that which shall be true, and he will not depart from it.
“ One of the descendants of thy body,” said he, " I will place on thy throne.
“ And if thy children will keep my covenant, and the testimonies which I shall teach them, their children also shall sit up. on thy throne for ever.”
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13 For JEHOVAH hath made choice of Zion; he hath selected it for an babitation for himself.
14 “ This city,” saith be, “shall be mine abode for ever; here will I dwell, for I have an affection to her.
“ I will assuredly bless her provisions, and satisfy her poor with bread :
16 “ I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her holy ones shall sing aloud for joy! 17
6. There I will make the horn of Da. vid to prosper ;
I have ordained a succession for mine anointed.
18 “ His enemics I will clothe with shame, but upon him shall his crown flourish.”
BEHOLD, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 Yea, it is altogether as sweet as the precious oil poured on the head, which ran down upon the beard of Aaron to the collar of his robes ;
3. Or, as the dew of consecration which fell on the mountain of Zion ;
4 For there JEHOVAH promised his blessing, even life for evermore.
LO! praise ye JEHOVAH, all ye
bis servants, all ye who stand every night in the house of JEHOVAH !
2 Lift up your hands in his sanctuary, and praise the name of JEHOVAH.
3 May JEHOVAH, who made heaven and earth, bless thee from Zion !
PRAISE the name of JEHOVAH: praise it, ye servants of JEHOVAH ;
2 Who stand in the house of JEHOVAH ; in the courts of the house of our god.
3 Praise ye JEHOVAH, for he is good; sing praise unto his name, for he is gracious.
4 For JEHOVAH hath chosen Jacob for himself; and Israel for his peculiar trea
5 Wherefore I acknowledge that JEHOVAH is great, and that our God is above all gods. 6 JEHOVAH doth whatsoever he pleas2 C 4
eth in the heavens, and on the earth, in the sea and in the abyss.
7 He raiseth the vapours from the surface of the earth; he formeth the lightnings with the rain, and bringeth forth the wind froin his treasuries.
8 He it is 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 nations which were numerous, and slew kings who were powerful:
11 Namely ; Sihon, king of the Amorites; and Og, king of Bashan; and all the king. doms of Canaan :
12 And gave their land for an inheritance, an inheritance unto Israel his people.
13 Thy name, O JEHOVAH ! is eternal: and the remembrance of thee shall endure through all generations.
14 For Jehovah will do justice to his people, and have compassion on his servants,
15 But the idols of the nations are nothing more than silver and gold, the work of men's bands.
16 They have mouths, but speak not; and eres, but see not:
17 They have ears, but hear not; yea, there is no breath in their mouths.
18 Such as these are, such are those who make them; and such is every one who placeth his trust in them.
19 Praise JEHOVAH, ye house of Israel; praise JEHOVAH, ye house of Aaron !
20 Praise JEHOVAH, ye house of Levi; ye who fear JEHOVAH, praise JEHOVAH !
21 Praised from Zion be JEHOVAH, who dwelleth at Jerusalern!
PSALM CXXXVI. PRAISE JEHOVAH, because he is good, and because his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Praise the God of gods, because his mercy endureth for ever.
3 Praise the LORD of lords, because his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Praise him who alone doeth great wonders, because his mercy enduretb for
5 Praise him who by wisdom made the heavens, because his mercy endureth for