October 7 – Psalms 121 and 122 from the Old Testament

Psalms 121 and 122 – Psalm 121

A song of ascents.

121:1 I look up toward the hills.

From where does my help come?

121:2 My help comes from the Lord,

the Creator of heaven and earth!

121:3 May he not allow your foot to slip!

May your protector not sleep!

121:4 Look! Israel’s protector

does not sleep or slumber!

121:5 The Lord is your protector;

the Lord is the shade at your right hand.

121:6 The sun will not harm you by day,

or the moon by night.

121:7 The Lord will protect you from all harm;

he will protect your life.

121:8 The Lord will protect you in all you do,

now and forevermore.

Psalm 122

A song of ascents, by David.

122:1 I was glad because they said to me,

“We will go to the Lord’s temple.”

122:2 Our feet are standing

inside your gates, O Jerusalem.

122:3 Jerusalem is a city designed

to accommodate an assembly.

122:4 The tribes go up there,

the tribes of the Lord,

where it is required that Israel

give thanks to the name of the Lord.

122:5 Indeed, the leaders sit there on thrones and make legal decisions,

on the thrones of the house of David.

122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

May those who love her prosper!

122:7 May there be peace inside your defenses,

and prosperity inside your fortresses!

122:8 For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors

I will say, “May there be peace in you!”

122:9 For the sake of the temple of the Lord our God

I will pray for you to prosper.

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