The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.
“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forever.
But as for us, we will bless the Lord From this time forth and forever. Praise the Lord!
“ Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.
Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in. And the Lord said to you, ‘ You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.’”
Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.
Then we journeyed from the river Ahava on the twelfth of the first month to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was over us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the ambushes by the way.
Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Come now, you who say, “ Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.”