If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ you say, ‘The Lord has need of it’; and immediately he will send it back here.”
Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.
A Psalm of David.
The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains,
The world, and those who dwell in it.
Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power;
In holy array, from the womb of the dawn,
Your youth are to You as the dew.
And he himself will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there.”
And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen
The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)—
nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
“You have made him for a little while lower than the angels;
You have crowned him with glory and honor,
And have appointed him over the works of Your hands;