For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; 2 a psalm of Asaph. O shepherd of Israel, pay attention, you who lead Joseph like a flock of sheep! You who sit enthroned above the winged angels, 3 reveal your splendor! 4
The withering flower, its beautiful splendor, situated at the head of a rich valley, will be like an early fig before harvest – as soon as someone notices it, he grabs it and swallows it. 1
like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds after the rain. 1 This was the appearance of the surrounding brilliant light; it looked like the glory of the Lord. When I saw 2 it, I threw myself face down, and I heard a voice speaking.
The inhabitants 1 of Samaria will lament 2 over the calf idol 3 of Beth Aven. 4 Its people will mourn over it; its idolatrous priests will wail 5 over it, 6 because its splendor will be taken from them 7 into exile.
Indeed, he will build the temple of the Lord, and he will be clothed in splendor, sitting as king on his throne. Moreover, there will be a priest 1 with him on his throne and they will see eye to eye on everything.
But if the ministry that produced death – carved in letters on stone tablets 1 – came with glory, so that the Israelites 2 could not keep their eyes fixed on the face of Moses because of the glory of his face 3 (a glory 4 which was made ineffective), 5
Then 1 I heard every creature – in heaven, on earth, under the earth, in the sea, and all that is in them – singing: 2 “To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be praise, honor, glory, and ruling power 3 forever and ever!”
When all the Israelites saw the fire come down and the Lord’s splendor over the temple, they got on their knees with their faces downward toward the pavement. They worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, 1 “Certainly he is good; certainly his loyal love endures!”
Shout for joy, O sky, for the Lord intervenes; 1 shout out, you subterranean regions 2 of the earth. O mountains, give a joyful shout; you too, O forest and all your trees! 3 For the Lord protects 4 Jacob; he reveals his splendor through Israel. 5
to strengthen those who mourn in Zion, by giving them a turban, instead of ashes, oil symbolizing joy, 1 instead of mourning, a garment symbolizing praise, 2 instead of discouragement. 3 They will be called oaks of righteousness, 4 trees planted by the Lord to reveal his splendor. 5