If, Yahweh, build not the house, in vain, have the builders of it toiled thereon, If, Yahweh, watch not the city, in vain, hath the watchman kept awake:
Not a king, can be saved by greatness of force, nor, hero, deliver himself by greatness of strength:
A man's heart, deviseth his way, but, Yahweh, directeth his steps.
There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel, to confront Yahweh.
So that, neither is he that planteth anything, nor, he that watereth, - but, God, who causeth to, grow.
See! now, that, Yahweh, hath made choice of thee, to build a house for a sanctuary - be strong and do!
Then said David, unto Solomon his son, Be strong and bold, and act, thou mayest not fear nor be dismayed, - for, Yahweh, God, my God, will be with thee, he will not let thee go, neither will he forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work of the service of the house of Yahweh.
Also, unto Solomon my son, give thou an undivided heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, - to do the whole, and to build the palace for which I have prepared.
And built, like the heights, his sanctuary, Like the earth, he founded it to times age-abiding.
Unto Yahweh, in the distress that befell me, I cried - and he answered me.
I will lift up mine eyes, unto the mountains, From whence cometh my help!
May he not suffer thy foot, to slip, May thy keeper, not slumber!
I was glad, when they were saying unto me, Unto the house of Yahweh, let us go!
Unto thee, have I lifted up mine eyes, O thou who art enthroned in the heavens.
If it had not been, Yahweh, who was on our side, oh might Israel say:
When Yahweh brought back the captives of Zion, we were like them who dream:
I again saw under the sun, that not, to the swift, was the race, nor, to the strong, the battle, nay! nor, to the wise, food, nor yet, to the intelligent, riches, nor, even to the well-informed, comeliness, - for, time and accident, happened to them all.
Against the walls of Babylon, Lift ye up a standard, Strengthen ye the watch, Station the watchmen, Make ready the ambuscades, - For Yahweh hath both planned and also performed that which he had spoken against the inhabitants of Babylon.
So he said unto him, Run, speak unto this young man, saying: Like open villages, shall Jerusalem remain, for the multitude of men and cattle in her midst;
For we are, God's, fellow-workmen: ye are, God's, farm, God's building.
He, shall build a house for my Name, and, he, shall be my son, and, I, will be his father, - therefore will I establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel, unto times age-abiding:
O God! thy justice, give, unto the king, And thy righteousness, unto the son of a king;
They who trust in Yahweh, are like Mount Zion, which shall not be shaken, Age-abidingly, shall it remain.
The watchmen that go round in the city, found me, The beloved of my soul, have ye seen?
The watchmen who were going round in the city, found me, they smote me, wounded me, - The watchmen of the walls, took away my cloak from off me.
Ye thought to prepare the table - spread the mat - eat - drink! -- Arise ye chieftains anoint the shield!
I - Yahweh, am Watching over her, Every moment, will I water her, - Lest anyone injure her, Night and day, will I watch over her.
His watchmen, are blind None of them, know, All of them, are dumb dogs, they cannot bark, - Dreaming, sleeping, loving to slumber.
Upon thy walls O Jerusalem, have I appointed watchmen, All the day and all the night through, let them not hold their peace, - O ye that put Yahweh in mind, Do not take rest to yourselves,
Runner to meet runner, shall they run, And teller to meet teller,-To tell the king of Babylon, That captured is his city at the end!
Son of man Speak unto the sons of thy people and thou shalt say unto them, A land - when I bring upon it a sword, And the people of the land shall take one man out of their whole number, and appoint him for them, as watchman;
And, if Christ, hath not been raised, void, after all, is our proclamation, void also, our faith, -