41As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it,42saying, "If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.43Indeed, the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up ramparts around you and surround you, and hem you in on every side.44They will crush you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave within you one stone upon another; because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God."
1Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!2I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.3Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help.4When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their plans perish.5Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God,6who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever;7who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free;8the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.9The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.10The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord!