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Then I will go to your altar, O God; you are the source of my happiness. I will play my harp and sing praise to you, O God, my God.
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And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth.
Psalm 66:13-15 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows, . . .
Psalm 116:12-19 What shall I render to the Lord, for all the things that he hath rendered to me? . . .
my exceeding joy [heb.
Psalm 71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice, when I shall sing to thee; and my soul which thou hast redeemed.
Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation: and with the robe of justice he hath covered me, as a bridegroom decked with a crown, and as a bride adorned with her jewels.
Habakkuk 3:17,18 For the fig tree shall not blossom: and there shall be no spring in the vines. The labour of the olive tree shall fail: and the fields shall yield no food: the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls. . . .
Romans 5:11 And not only so: but also we glory in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received reconciliation.
Psalm 57:8 Arise, O my glory, arise psaltery and harp: I will arise early.
Psalm 71:22 For I will also confess to thee thy truth with the instruments of psaltery: O God, I will sing to thee with the harp, thou holy one of Israel.
Psalm 81:2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel: the pleasant psaltery with the harp.
2 Samuel 6:5 But David and all Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of wood, on harps and lutes and timbrels and cornets and cymbals.
Revelation 5:8 And when he had opened the book, the four living creatures and the four and twenty ancients fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
Psalm 42:6 And my God. My soul is troubled within my self: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan and Hermoniim, from the little hill.
ContextSend Out Your Light
…3Sent forth thy light and thy truth: they have conducted me, and brought me unto thy holy hill, and into thy tabernacles. 4And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth.5To thee, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp: why art thou sad, O my soul? and why dost thou disquiet me?…
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are delights even to the end.
For thou shalt give him to be a blessing for ever and ever: thou shalt make him joyful in gladness with thy countenance.
I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will compass thy altar, O Lord:
Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings.
My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the face of God?
I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.
Arise, O my glory, arise psaltery and harp: I will arise early.
For I will also confess to thee thy truth with the instruments of psaltery: O God, I will sing to thee with the harp, thou holy one of Israel.
For the sparrow hath found herself a house, and the turtle a nest for herself where she may lay her young ones: Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God.
Is not your food cut off before your eyes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?
Additional TranslationsThen I will go to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the harp, O God, my God.Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, on the harp will I praise you, O God my God.
Then will I go unto the altar of God, Unto God my exceeding joy; And upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.
And I will go in to the altar of God, to God who gladdens my youth: I will give thanks to thee on the harp, O God, my God.
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto the God of the gladness of my joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: and upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.
Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy: yes, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.
And I go in unto the altar of God, Unto God, the joy of my rejoicing. And I thank Thee with a harp, O God, my God.
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