Psalms 131 Through 135 (AMPC) Posted on 27 Aug 00:00 , 1 comment

Psalm 131-135 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) Psalm 131 A Song of [a]Ascents. Of David. 1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in matters too great or in things too wonderful for me. 2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with his mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me [ceased from fretting]. 3 O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever. Psalm 132 A Song of [b]Ascents. 1 Lord, [earnestly] remember to David’s credit all his humiliations and hardships and endurance— 2 How he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: 3 Surely I will not enter my dwelling house or get into my bed— 4 I will not permit my eyes to sleep or my eyelids to slumber, 5 Until I have found a place for the Lord, a habitation for the Mighty One of Jacob. 6 Behold, at Ephratah we [first] heard of [the discovered ark]; we found it in the fields of the wood [at Kiriath-jearim]. 7 Let us go into His tabernacle; let us worship at His footstool. 8 Arise, O Lord, to Your resting-place, You and the ark [the symbol] of Your strength. 9 Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness (right living and right standing with God); and let Your saints shout for joy! 10 For Your servant David’s sake, turn not away the face of Your anointed and reject not Your own king. 11 The Lord swore to David in truth; He will not turn back from it: One of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne. 12 If your children will keep My covenant and My testimony that I shall teach them, their children also shall sit upon your throne forever. 13 For the Lord has chosen Zion, He has desired it for His habitation: 14 This is My resting-place forever [says the Lord]; here will I dwell, for I have desired it. 15 I will surely and abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread. 16 Her priests also will I clothe with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 17 There will I make a horn spring forth and bud for David; I have ordained and prepared a lamp for My anointed [fulfilling the promises of old]. 18 His enemies will I clothe with shame, but upon himself shall his crown flourish. Psalm 133 A Song of [c]Ascents. Of David. 1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment poured on the head, that ran down on the beard, even the beard of Aaron [the first high priest], that came down upon the collar and skirts of his garments [consecrating the whole body]. 3 It is like the dew of [lofty] Mount Hermon and the dew that comes on the hills of Zion; for there the Lord has commanded the blessing, even life forevermore [upon the high and the lowly]. Psalm 134 A Song of [d]Ascents. 1 Behold, bless (affectionately and gratefully praise) the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, [singers] who by night stand in the house of the Lord. 2 Lift up your hands in holiness and to the sanctuary and bless the Lord [affectionately and gratefully praise Him]! 3 The Lord bless you out of Zion, even He Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 135 1 Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) Praise the name of the Lord; praise Him, O you servants of the Lord! 2 You who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God, 3 Praise the Lord! For the Lord is good; sing praises to His name, for He is gracious and lovely! 4 For the Lord has chosen [the descendants of] Jacob for Himself, Israel for His peculiar possession and treasure. 5 For I know that the Lord is great and that our Lord is above all gods. 6 Whatever the Lord pleases, that has He done in the heavens and on earth, in the seas and all deeps— 7 Who causes the vapors to arise from the ends of the earth, Who makes lightnings for the rain, Who brings the wind out of His storehouses; 8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast; 9 Who sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh and all his servants; 10 Who smote nations many and great and slew mighty kings— 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan. 12 [The Lord] gave their land as a heritage, a heritage to Israel His people. 13 Your name, O Lord, endures forever, Your fame, O Lord, throughout all ages. 14 For the Lord will judge and vindicate His people, and He will delay His judgments [manifesting His righteousness and mercy] and take into favor His servants [those who meet His terms of separation unto Him]. 15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. 16 [Idols] have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; 17 They have ears, but they hear not, nor is there any breath in their mouths. 18 Those who make [idols] are like them; so is everyone who trusts in and relies on them. 19 Bless (affectionately and gratefully praise) the Lord, O house of Israel; bless the Lord, O house of Aaron [God’s ministers]. 20 Bless the Lord, O house of Levi [the dedicated tribe]; you who reverently and worshipfully fear the Lord, bless the Lord [affectionately and gratefully praise Him]! 21 Blessed out of Zion be the Lord, Who dwells [with us] at Jerusalem! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) Footnotes: Psalm 131:1 See Psalm 120 title footnote. Psalm 132:1 See Psalm 120 title footnote. Psalm 133:1 See Psalm 120 title footnote. Psalm 134:1 See Psalm 120 title footnote.