Good News Translation (GNB)

In Praise of the Temple

1321LORD, do not forget David

and all the hardships he endured.

2Remember, LORD, what he promised,

the vow he made to you, the Mighty God of Jacob:

3“I will not go home or go to bed;

4I will not rest or sleep,

5until I provide a place for the LORD,

a home for the Mighty God of Jacob.”


2 Chr 6.41–42
In Bethlehem we heard about the Covenant Box,

and we found it in the fields of Jearim.

7We said, “Let us go to the LORD's house;

let us worship before his throne.”

8Come to the Temple, LORD, with the Covenant Box,

the symbol of your power,

and stay here for ever.

9May your priests do always what is right;

may your people shout for joy!

10You made a promise to your servant David;

do not reject your chosen king, LORD.


2 Sam 7.12–16
1 Chr 17.11–14
Ps 89.3–4
Acts 2.30
You made a solemn promise to David —

a promise you will not take back:

“I will make one of your sons king,

and he will rule after you.

12If your sons are true to my covenant

and to the commands I give them,

their sons, also, will succeed you for all time as kings.”

13The LORD has chosen Zion;

he wants to make it his home:

14“This is where I will live for ever;

this is where I want to rule.

15I will richly provide Zion with all she needs;

I will satisfy her poor with food.

16I will bless her priests in all they do,

and her people will sing and shout for joy.


1 Kgs 11.36
Here I will make one of David's descendants a great king;

here I will preserve the rule of my chosen king.

18I will cover his enemies with shame,

but his kingdom will prosper and flourish.”


In Praise of Living in PeacePs 133 Hebrew title: By David.

1331How wonderful it is, how pleasant,

for God's people to live together in harmony!

2It is like the precious anointing oil

running down from Aaron's head and beard,

down to the collar of his robes.

3It is like the dew on Mount Hermon,

falling on the hills of Zion.

That is where the LORD has promised his blessing —

life that never ends.


A Call to Praise God

1341Come, praise the LORD,

all his servants,

all who serve in his Temple at night.

2Raise your hands in prayer in the Temple,

and praise the LORD!

3May the LORD, who made heaven and earth,

bless you from Zion!