1 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? ♦︎
Who may rest upon your holy hill?
2 Whoever leads an uncorrupt life ♦︎
and does the thing that is right;
3 Who speaks the truth from the heart ♦︎
and bears no deceit on the tongue;
4 Who does no evil to a friend ♦︎
and pours no scorn on a neighbour;
5 In whose sight the wicked are not esteemed, ♦︎
but who honours those who fear the Lord.
6 Whoever has sworn to a neighbour ♦︎
and never goes back on that word;
7 Who does not lend money in hope of gain, ♦︎
nor takes a bribe against the innocent;
8 Whoever does these things ♦︎
shall never fall.
1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! ♦︎
My soul has a desire and longing to enter the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
2 The sparrow has found her a house
and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young: ♦︎
at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
3 Blessed are they who dwell in your house: ♦︎
they will always be praising you.
4 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, ♦︎
in whose heart are the highways to Zion,
5 Who going through the barren valley find there a spring, ♦︎
and the early rains will clothe it with blessing.
6 They will go from strength to strength ♦︎
and appear before God in Zion.
7 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; ♦︎
listen, O God of Jacob.
8 Behold our defender, O God, ♦︎
and look upon the face of your anointed.
9 For one day in your courts ♦︎
is better than a thousand.
10 I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God ♦︎
than dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
11 For the Lord God is both sun and shield;
he will give grace and glory; ♦︎
no good thing shall the Lord withhold
from those who walk with integrity.
12 O Lord God of hosts, ♦︎
blessed are those who put their trust in you.
O sing to the Lord a new song; ♦︎
sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful.
2 Let Israel rejoice in their maker; ♦︎
let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance; ♦︎
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and lyre.
4 For the Lord has pleasure in his people ♦︎
and adorns the poor with salvation.
5 Let the faithful be joyful in glory; ♦︎
let them rejoice in their ranks,
6 With the praises of God in their mouths ♦︎
and a two-edged sword in their hands;
7 To execute vengeance on the nations ♦︎
and punishment on the peoples;
8 To bind their kings in chains ♦︎
and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute on them the judgement decreed: ♦︎
such honour have all his faithful servants.