1A Song of Degrees.
1 See now! what is so good, or what so pleasant, as for brethren to dwell together? 2 It is as ointment on the head, that ran down to the beard, even the beard of Aaron; that ran down to the fringe of his clothing. 3 As the dew of Aermon, that comes down on the mountains of Sion: for there, the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for ever.
A Song of Degrees.
1 Behold now, bless ye the Lord, all the servants of the Lord, who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. 2 Lift up your hands by night 2in the sanctuaries, and bless the Lord. 3 May the Lord, who made heaven and earth, bless thee out of Sion.
1 Praise ye the name of the Lord; praise the Lord, ye his servants, 2 who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. 3 Praise ye the Lord; for the Lord is good: sing praises to his name; for it is good.
4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. 5 For I know that the Lord is great, and our Lord is above all gods; 6 all that the Lord willed, he did in heaven, and on the earth, in the sea, and in all deeps. 7 Who brings up clouds from the extremity of the earth: he has made lightnings for the rain: he brings winds out of his treasures. 8 Who smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast. 9 He sent signs and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, on Pharao, and on all his servants. 10 Who smote many nations, and slew mighty kings; 11 Seon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Basan, and all the kingdoms of Chanaan: 12 and gave their land for an inheritance, an inheritance to Israel his people.
13 O Lord, thy name endures for ever, and thy memorial to all generations. 14 For the Lord shall judge his people, and comfort himself concerning his servants. 15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the works of men's hands. 16 They have a mouth, but they cannot speak; they have eyes, but they cannot see; 17 they have ears, but they cannot hear; for there is no breath in their mouth. 18 Let those who make them be made like to them; and all those who trust in them.
19 O house of Israel, bless ye the Lord: O house of Aaron, bless ye the Lord: 20 O house of Levi, bless ye the Lord: ye that
1 Alex. + for David.
2 Or, to the holy places.
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