A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
“ The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, ‘Destroy!’
Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.
Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Though I had removed them far away among the nations and though I had scattered them among the countries, yet I was a sanctuary for them a little while in the countries where they had gone.”’
Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
And He said, “ My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Then the Lord spoke to Moses saying,
Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the Lord, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense.
A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.
For you have made the Lord, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place.
“Then He shall become a sanctuary; But to both the houses of Israel, a stone to strike and a rock to stumble over, And a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.