A Song of Ascents.
Come, bless the Lord, all you m servants of the Lord,
who n stand o by night in the house of the Lord!
p Lift up your hands to q the holy place
and bless the Lord!
May the Lord r bless you s from Zion,
he who t made heaven and earth!
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.
Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord, give praise, O servants of the Lord.
At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord to stand before the Lord to minister to him and to bless in his name, to this day.
And ministers in the name of the Lord his God, like all his fellow Levites who stand to minister there before the Lord.
1 Chronicles 23:30
And they were to stand every morning, thanking and praising the Lord, and likewise at evening.
2 Chronicles 29:11
My sons, do not now be negligent, for the Lord has chosen you to stand in his presence, to minister to him and to be his ministers and make offerings to him.
2 Chronicles 35:5
And stand in the Holy Place according to the groupings of the fathers' houses of your brothers the lay people, and according to the division of the Levites by fathers' household.
1 Chronicles 9:33
Now these, the singers, the heads of fathers' houses of the Levites, were in the chambers of the temple free from other service, for they were on duty day and night.
At the entrance of the tent of meeting you shall remain day and night for seven days, performing what the Lord has charged, so that you do not die, for so I have been commanded.
Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!
May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth!