1May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—2so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.3May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.4May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.5May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.6The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us.7May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.
1Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.2May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.3May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.4May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.5May he endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations.6May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.7In his days may the righteous flourish and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.8May he rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.9May the desert tribes bow before him and his enemies lick the dust.10May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him. May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts.11May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.12For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.13He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.14He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.15Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.16May grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. May the crops flourish like Lebanon and thrive like the grass of the field.17May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him,and they will call him blessed.18Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.19Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.20This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.
1How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty!2My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.3Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, LORD Almighty, my King and my God.4Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.5Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.6As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.7They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.8Hear my prayer, LORD God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob.9Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.10Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.11For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.12LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.
1Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.2You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.3Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.4Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the LORD.5May the LORD bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.6May you live to see your children’s children— peace be on Israel.