When God began to create heaven and earth—
This is the record of Adam’s line.—When God created man, He made him in the likeness of God;
Shun evil and do good, seek amity and pursue it.
The LORD is good to all, and His mercy is upon all His works.
The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, Observing the bad and the good.
He said to man, “See! Fear of the Lord is wisdom; To shun evil is understanding.”
Thus said the LORD your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: I the LORD am your God, Instructing you for your own benefit. Guiding you in the way you should go.
Be careful to observe only that which I enjoin upon you: neither add to it nor take away from it.
Hallelujah. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the sky, His stronghold. Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him for His exceeding greatness. Praise Him with blasts of the horn; praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with lute and pipe. Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with loud-clashing cymbals. Let all that breathes praise the LORD. Hallelujah.
1 Chronicles 16:8-12
“Praise the LORD; call on His name; proclaim His deeds among the peoples. Sing praises unto Him; speak of all His wondrous acts. Exult in His holy name; let all who seek the LORD rejoice. Turn to the LORD, to His might; seek His presence constantly. Remember the wonders He has done; His portents and the judgments He has pronounced,
1 Chronicles 16:23-34
“Sing to the LORD, all the earth. proclaim His victory day after day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wondrous deeds among all peoples. For the LORD is great and much acclaimed, He is held in awe by all divine beings. All the gods of the peoples are mere idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Glory and majesty are before Him; strength and joy are in His place. “Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory of His name, bring tribute and enter before Him, bow down to the LORD majestic in holiness. Tremble in His presence, all the earth! The world stands firm; it cannot be shaken. Let the heavens rejoice and the earth exult; Let the sea and all within it thunder, the fields and everything in them exult; then shall all the trees of the forest shout for joy at the presence of the LORD, for He is coming to rule the earth. Praise the LORD for He is good; His steadfast love is eternal.
Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.
On the sixth day they gathered double the amount of food, two omers for each; and when all the chieftains of the community came and told Moses, he said to them, “This is what the LORD meant: Tomorrow is a day of rest, a holy sabbath of the LORD. Bake what you would bake and boil what you would boil; and all that is left put aside to be kept until morning.”
A psalm of David. LORD, who may sojourn in Your tent, who may dwell on Your holy mountain? He who lives without blame, who does what is right, and in his heart acknowledges the truth; whose tongue is not given to evil; who has never done harm to his fellow, or borne reproach forhis acts toward his neighbor; for whom a contemptible man is abhorrent, but who honors those who fear the LORD; who stands by his oath even to his hurt; who has never lent money at interest, or accepted a bribe against the innocent. The man who acts thus shall never be shaken.
A song of praise. Of David. I will extol You, my God and king, and bless Your name forever and ever. Every day will I bless You and praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD and much acclaimed; His greatness cannot be fathomed. One generation shall laud Your works to another and declare Your mighty acts. The glorious majesty of Your splendor and Your wondrous acts will I recite. Men shall talk of the might of Your awesome deeds, and I will recount Your greatness. They shall celebrate Your abundant goodness, and sing joyously of Your beneficence. The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in kindness. The LORD is good to all, and His mercy is upon all His works. All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, and Your faithful ones shall bless You. They shall talk of the majesty of Your kingship, and speak of Your might, to make His mighty acts known among men and the majestic glory of His kingship. Your kingship is an eternal kingship; Your dominion is for all generations. The LORD supports all who stumble, and makes all who are bent stand straight. The eyes of all look to You expectantly, and You give them their food when it is due. You give it openhandedly, feeding every creature to its heart’s content. The LORD is beneficent in all His ways and faithful in all His works. The LORD is near to all who call Him, to all who call Him with sincerity. He fulfills the wishes of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and delivers them. The LORD watches over all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth shall utter the praise of the LORD, and all creatures shall bless His holy name forever and ever.