Bible Reading Plan

Daily Bible Reading

August 17 - NT, Psalms & Proverbs


Psalms 84-85

Chapter 84

Longing for the Temple Worship.

For the choir director; [a]on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1 How lovely are Your (a)dwelling places,
O Lord of hosts!
2 My (b)soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord ;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the (c)living God.
3 The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
Even Your (d)altars, O Lord of hosts,
(e)My King and my God.
4 How (f)blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are (g)ever praising You. [b]Selah.

5 How blessed is the man whose (h)strength is in You,
In [c]whose heart are the (i)highways to Zion!
6 Passing through the valley of [d]Baca they make it a [e]spring;
The (j)early rain also covers it with blessings.
7 They (k)go from strength to strength,
[f]Every one of them (l)appears before God in Zion.

8 O (m) Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O (n)God of Jacob! Selah.
9 Behold our (o)shield, O God,
And look upon the face of (p)Your anointed.
10 For (q)a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is (r)a sun and (s)shield;
The Lord gives grace and (t)glory;
(u)No good thing does He withhold [g]from those who walk [h]uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
How (v)blessed is the man who trusts in You!

Chapter 85

Prayer for God's Mercy upon the Nation.

For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1 O Lord , You showed (a)favor to Your land;
You [a](b)restored the captivity of Jacob.
2 You (c)forgave the iniquity of Your people;
You (d)covered all their sin. [b]Selah.
3 You (e)withdrew all Your fury;
You (f)turned away from Your burning anger.

4 (g)Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And (h)cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
5 Will (i)You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to [c]all generations?
6 Will You not Yourself [d](j)revive us again,
That Your people may (k)rejoice in You?
7 Show us Your lovingkindness, O Lord ,
And (l)grant us Your salvation.

8 [e]I will hear what God the Lord will say;
For He will (m)speak peace to His people, [f]to His godly ones;
But let them not (n)turn back to [g]folly.
9 Surely (o)His salvation is near to those who [h]fear Him,
That (p)glory may dwell in our land.
10 (q)Lovingkindness and [i]truth have met together;
(r)Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 [j]Truth (s)springs from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 Indeed, (t)the Lord will give what is good,
And our (u)land will yield its produce.
13 (v)Righteousness will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way.

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