The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron and his descendants were chosen on a permanent basis to consecrate the most holy items, to offer sacrifices before the Lord, to serve him, and to praise his name. 1
David told the entire assembly: “Praise the Lord your God!” So the entire assembly praised the Lord God of their ancestors; they bowed down and stretched out flat on the ground before the Lord and the king.
then I will remove you 1 from my land I have given you, 2 I will abandon this temple I have consecrated with my presence, 3 and I will make you 4 an object of mockery and ridicule 5 among all the nations.
for the loaves of presentation and for the regular grain offerings and regular burnt offerings, for the Sabbaths, for the new moons, for the appointed meetings, for the holy offerings, for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the temple of our God.
in the third 1 year of his reign he provided a banquet for all his officials and his servants. The army 2 of Persia and Media 3 was present, 4 as well as the nobles and the officials of the provinces.
For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; 2 a psalm of Asaph; a song. We give thanks to you, O God! We give thanks! You reveal your presence; 3 people tell about your amazing deeds.
Do not be rash with your mouth or hasty in your heart to bring up a matter before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth! Therefore, let your words be few.
his form was so marred he no longer looked human 1 – so now 2 he will startle 3 many nations. Kings will be shocked by his exaltation, 4 for they will witness something unannounced to them, and they will understand something they had not heard about.
He sprouted up like a twig before God, 1 like a root out of parched soil; 2 he had no stately form or majesty that might catch our attention, 3 no special appearance that we should want to follow him. 4
One of their own people will be their leader. Their ruler will come from their own number. 1 I will invite him to approach me, and he will do so. 2 For no one would dare approach me on his own. 3 I, the Lord, affirm it! 4
Recently, however, you yourselves 1 showed a change of heart and did what is pleasing to me. You granted your fellow countrymen their freedom and you made a covenant to that effect in my presence in the house that I have claimed for my own. 2