A Song of the Ascents. Lo, bless Jehovah, all servants of Jehovah, Who are standing in the house of Jehovah by night.
And these who sing, heads of fathers of the Levites, in the chambers, are free, for by day and by night they are over them in the work.
Praise ye Jah! Praise ye the name of Jehovah, Praise, ye servants of Jehovah,
and at the opening of the tent of meeting ye abide, by day and by night seven days, and ye have kept the charge of Jehovah, and die not, for so I have been commanded.'
A Song of the Ascents. Unto Jehovah in my distress I have called, And He answereth me.
'At that time hath Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah, to serve Him, and to bless in His name, unto this day,
And they and their sons are over the gates of the house of Jehovah, even of the house of the tent, by watches.
and to stand, morning by morning, to give thanks, and to give praise to Jehovah, and so at evening;
My sons, be not now at rest, for on you hath Jehovah fixed to stand before Him, to serve Him, and to be to Him ministering and making perfume.'
A Song of the Ascents. I lift up mine eyes unto the hills, Whence doth my help come?
A Song of the Ascents, by David. I have rejoiced in those saying to me, 'To the house of Jehovah we go.'
A Song of the Ascents. Unto Thee I have lifted up mine eyes, O dweller in the heavens.
A Song of the Ascents, by David. Save for Jehovah -- who hath been for us, (Pray, let Israel say),
A Song of the Ascents. Those trusting in Jehovah are as Mount Zion, It is not moved -- to the age it abideth.
A Song of the Ascents. In Jehovah's turning back to the captivity of Zion, We have been as dreamers.
A Song of the Ascents, by Solomon. If Jehovah doth not build the house, In vain have its builders laboured at it, If Jehovah doth not watch a city, In vain hath a watchman waked.
A Song of the Ascents. O the happiness of every one fearing Jehovah, Who is walking in His ways.
A Song of the Ascents. Often they distressed me from my youth, Pray, let Israel say:
A Song of the Ascents. From depths I have called Thee, Jehovah.
A Song of the Ascents, by David. Jehovah, my heart hath not been haughty, Nor have mine eyes been high, Nor have I walked in great things, And in things too wonderful for me.
A Song of the Ascents. Remember, Jehovah, for David, all his afflictions.
A Song of the Ascents, by David. Lo, how good and how pleasant The dwelling of brethren -- even together!
O house of Israel, bless ye Jehovah, O house of Aaron, bless ye Jehovah,
and she is a widow of about eighty-four years, who did depart not from the temple, with fasts and supplications serving, night and day,
because of this are they before the throne of God, and they do service to Him day and night in His sanctuary, and He who is sitting upon the throne shall tabernacle over them;