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Psalm 122

Go to the House of Yahweh

   A Song of Ascents. Of David. 

     1    I was glad when they said to me, 

     “Let us go to the house of Yahweh.” 

        2    Our feet are standing 

     Within your gates, O Jerusalem, 

        3    Jerusalem, which is built 

     As a city joined altogether; 

        4    To which the tribes, the tribes of Yah, go up—

     A testimony for Israel—

     To give thanks to the name of Yahweh. 

        5    For there, thrones sit for judgment, 

     The thrones of the house of David. 

     6    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 

     “May they prosper who love you. 

        7    “May peace be within your walls, 

     And tranquility within your palaces.” 

        8    For the sake of my brothers and my friends, 

     I will now say, “May peace be within you.” 

        9    For the sake of the house of Yahweh our God, 

     I will seek your good. 

Legacy Standard Bible (Three Sixteen Publishing, 2022), Ps 122.

Genesis 18:1-15

Yahweh Appears to Abraham

     1    Then Yahweh appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day. 

     2    And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing nearby; he saw, and he ran from the tent door to meet them, and he bowed himself to the earth, 

     3    and he said, “My Lord, if now I have found favor in Your sight, please do not pass Your servant by. 

     4    “Please let a little water be brought and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree; 

     5    and let me bring a piece of bread, that you may refresh your hearts; after that you may pass on, since in such a manner you have passed by your servant.” And they said, “So you shall do, as you have said.” 

     6    So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, “Hurry, prepare three seahs of fine flour, knead it, and make bread cakes.” 

     7    Abraham also ran to the herd and took a tender and choice calf and gave it to his young man, and he hurried to prepare it. 

     8    Then he took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and placed it before them; and he was standing by them under the tree, and they ate. 

     9    Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “There, in the tent.” 

     10    And He said, “I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door which was behind him. 

     11    Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing. 

     12    And Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” 

     13    And Yahweh said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I indeed bear a son, when I am so old?’ 

     14    “Is anything too difficult for Yahweh? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” 

     15    Then Sarah denied it however, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid. And He said, “No, but you did laugh.” 

Legacy Standard Bible (Three Sixteen Publishing, 2022), Ge 18:1–15.