A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.
I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, [and] seek God.
The crown of the wise [is] their riches: [but] the foolishness of fools [is] folly.
A righteous [man] hateth lying: but a wicked [man] is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
Oh that the salvation of Israel [were come] out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, [and] Israel shall be glad.
A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God [is] good to Israel, [even] to such as are of a clean heart.
He hath taken a bag of money with him, [and] will come home at the day appointed.
Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men].