Intimidade com Deus
And it shall come to pass, that before yet they call will I answer; and while they are still speaking will I hear.
The Lord thy God is in the midst of thee, the mighty one who will save; he will be glad over thee with rejoicing; he will be silent in his love, he will exult over thee with song.
BOOK SECOND: To the chief musician, a Maskil, for the sons of Korach. As a hart panteth after brooks of water, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I go again and be seen in the presence of God?
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and I will tell thee great and unheard of things, which thou knowest not.
1 Ho, every one of ye that thirsteth, come ye to the water, and he too that hath no money: come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy without money and without price wine and milk.
2 Wherefore will ye spend money for what is not bread? and your labor for what satisfieth not? hearken then unto me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me, hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, the promised mercies of David, which are sure.
4 Behold, for a lawgiver unto the people have I appointed him, a prince and commander to the people.
5 Behold, a nation thou knowest not shalt thou call, and a nation that knew thee not shall run unto thee; for the sake of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, for he hath glorified thee.
6 Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found, call ye on him, while he is near.
1 A psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry land, and it is faint without water.
2 As I have beheld thee in the sanctuary, seeing thy strength and thy glory;
3 Because thy kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee:
4 Thus will I bless thee while I live; in thy name will I lift up my hands.
5 As with fat and marrow will my soul be satisfied; and with tuneful lips shall my mouth praise thee.
6 When I remember thee upon my couch, I meditate on thee in the nightwatches.
7 Because thou hast been a help unto me; and in the shadow of thy wings will I sing rejoicingly.
8 My soul cleaveth unto following thee: me thy right hand upholdeth.
9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go down into the lowest deeps of the earth.
10 They shall be delivered up to the power of the sword: they shall become a prey for jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God: every one that sweareth by him shall glorify himself; for the mouth of those that speak falsehood shall be stopped.
For I alone know the thoughts that I entertain respecting you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a happy future and hope.