By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
For the Lord has built up Zion; He has appeared in His glory.
Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.”
Redeem Israel, O God, Out of all his troubles.
For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
Indeed, the Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the Lord; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and sound of a melody.
“Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up the age-old foundations; And you will be called the repairer of the breach, The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.
On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves;
You who have escaped the sword, Depart! Do not stay! Remember the Lord from afar, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.
So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress.
It will be a day for building your walls. On that day will your boundary be extended.
For I,’ declares the Lord, ‘will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him
for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power,