A Prayer for Blessing on the Sanctuary
132 1 Jehovah, remember for David all his affliction; 2 How he swore unto Jehovah, vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob: 3 I will not come into the tent of my house, I will not go up to the couch of my bed; 4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, slumber to mine eyelids, 5 Until I find out a place for Jehovah, habitations for the Mighty One of Jacob. ... 6 Behold, we heard of it at Ephratah, we found it in the fields of the wood. 7 Let us go into his habitations, let us worship at his footstool. 8 Arise, Jehovah, into thy rest, thou and the ark of thy strength. 9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy saints shout for joy. 10 For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thine anointed.
11 Jehovah hath sworn [in] truth unto David; he will not turn from it: Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne; 12 If thy children keep my covenant, and my testimonies which I will teach them, their children also for evermore shall sit upon thy throne. 13 For Jehovah hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his dwelling: 14 This is my rest for ever; here will I dwell, for I have desired it. 15 I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her needy ones with bread; 16 And I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 17 There will I cause the horn of David to bud forth; I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. 18 His enemies will I clothe with shame; but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
The Blessings of Brotherly Unity
133 1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 Like the precious oil upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, upon Aaron's beard, that ran down to the hem of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon that descendeth on the mountains of Zion; for there hath Jehovah commanded the blessing, life for evermore.
Exhortation to the Night-watchers
134 1 Behold, bless Jehovah, all ye servants of Jehovah, who by night stand in the house of Jehovah. 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless Jehovah. 3 Jehovah, the maker of heavens and earth, bless thee out of Zion.
Disorder at the Lord's Supper
17 But [in] prescribing [to you on] this [which I now enter on], I do not praise, [namely,] that ye come together, not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first, when ye come together in assembly, I hear there exist divisions among you, and I partly give credit [to it]. 19 For there must also be sects among you, that the approved may become manifest among you. 20 When ye come therefore together into one place, it is not to eat [the] Lord's supper. 21 For each one in eating takes his own supper before [others], and one is hungry and another drinks to excess. 22 Have ye not then houses for eating and drinking? or do ye despise the assembly of God, and put to shame them who have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you? In this [point] I do not praise.
The Institution of the Lord's Supper
23 For I received from the Lord, that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus, in the night in which he was delivered up, took bread, 24 and having given thanks broke [it], and said, This is my body, which [is] for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 In like manner also the cup, after having supped, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye shall drink [it], in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye shall eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye announce the death of the Lord, until he come.
Partaking of the Supper Unworthily
27 So that whosoever shall eat the bread, or drink the cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty in respect of the body and of the blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man prove himself, and thus eat of the bread, and drink of the cup. 29 For [the] eater and drinker eats and drinks judgment to himself, not distinguishing the body. 30 On this account many among you [are] weak and infirm, and a good many are fallen asleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves, so were we not judged. 32 But being judged, we are disciplined of [the] Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. 33 So that, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait for one another. 34 If any one be hungry, let him eat at home, that ye may not come together for judgment. But the other things, whenever I come, I will set in order.