Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the music director; according to the gittith style; written by the Korahites, a psalm. How lovely is the place where you live, O Lord who rules over all!
You will rise up and have compassion on Zion. For it is time to have mercy on her, for the appointed time has come.
Indeed, the leaders sit there on thrones and make legal decisions, on the thrones of the house of David.
Hanani, who was one of my relatives, along with some of the men from Judah, came to me, and I asked them about the Jews who had escaped and had survived the exile, and about Jerusalem.
So the king said to me, "Why do you appear to be depressed when you aren't sick? What can this be other than sadness of heart?" This made me very fearful.
"For the sake of Zion I will not be silent; for the sake of Jerusalem I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines brightly and her deliverance burns like a torch."
You who have escaped the sword, go, do not delay. Remember the Lord in a faraway land. Think about Jerusalem.
When Daniel realized that a written decree had been issued, he entered his home, where the windows in his upper room opened toward Jerusalem. Three times daily he was kneeling and offering prayers and thanks to his God just as he had been accustomed to do previously.
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Woe to the worthless shepherd who abandons the flock! May a sword fall on his arm and his right eye! May his arm wither completely away, and his right eye become completely blind!"
Indeed, your servants take delight in her stones, and feel compassion for the dust of her ruins.