The Church Year and the Lectionary Commentary – 23rd Ordinary (Day 2)

Psalm 125

125 The people who trust in the LORD
are like Mount Zion:
never shaken, lasting forever.
2 Mountains surround Jerusalem.
That’s how the LORD surrounds his people
from now until forever from now!
3 The wicked rod won’t remain
in the land given to the righteous
so that they don’t use their hands to do anything wrong.
4 LORD, do good to people who are good,
to people whose hearts are right.
5 But as for those people who turn to their own twisted ways—
may the LORD march them off with other evildoers!

The Message:
1-5 Those who trust in GOD
are like Zion Mountain:
Nothing can move it, a rock-solid mountain
you can always depend on.
Mountains encircle Jerusalem,
and GOD encircles his people—
always has and always will.
The fist of the wicked
will never violate
What is due the righteous,
provoking wrongful violence.
Be good to your good people, GOD,
to those whose hearts are right!
GOD will round up the backsliders,
corral them with the incorrigibles.
Peace over Israel!


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