A psalm by Asaph. Certainly God is good to Israel, and to those whose motives are pure!
A psalm by Asaph. El, God, the Lord speaks, and summons the earth to come from the east and west.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and exclaimed, "Look, a true Israelite in whom there is no deceit!"
Serving beside him was his fellow Levite Asaph, son of Berechiah, son of Shimea,
So the Levites appointed Heman son of Joel; one of his relatives, Asaph son of Berechiah; one of the descendants of Merari, Ethan son of Kushaiah;
That day David first gave to Asaph and his colleagues this song of thanks to the Lord:
David left Asaph and his colleagues there before the ark of the Lord's covenant to serve before the ark regularly and fulfill each day's requirements,
David and the army officers selected some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun to prophesy as they played stringed instruments and cymbals. The following men were assigned this responsibility:
King Hezekiah and the officials told the Levites to praise the Lord, using the psalms of David and Asaph the prophet. So they joyfully offered praise and bowed down and worshiped.
The one whose deeds are blameless and whose motives are pure, who does not lie, or make promises with no intention of keeping them.
Why are you depressed, O my soul? Why are you upset? Wait for God! For I will again give thanks to my God for his saving intervention.
Surely you put them in slippery places; you bring them down to ruin.
A song, a psalm of Asaph. O God, do not be silent! Do not ignore us! Do not be inactive, O God!
For the Lord God is our sovereign protector. The Lord bestows favor and honor; he withholds no good thing from those who have integrity.
I will tell of the faithful acts of the Lord, of the Lord's praiseworthy deeds. I will tell about all the Lord did for us, the many good things he did for the family of Israel, because of his compassion and great faithfulness.
"Oh people of Jerusalem, purify your hearts from evil so that you may yet be delivered. How long will you continue to harbor up wicked schemes within you?
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom.
For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision something that is outward in the flesh,
For this reason it is by faith so that it may be by grace, with the result that the promise may be certain to all the descendants -- not only to those who are under the law, but also to those who have the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all those who are descended from Israel are truly Israel,
he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,