TheMay24Bible Psalms

Psalms 48,12 Let mount Zion be glad, let the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of Thy judgments.

48,13 Walk about Zion, and go round about her; count the towers thereof.

48,14 Mark ye well her ramparts, traverse her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

48,15 For such is God, our God, for ever and ever; He will guide us eternally. {P}


TheMay24Bible Genesis

Genesis 7,18 And the waters prevailed, and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. 7,19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered. 7,20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. 7,21 And all flesh perished that moved upon the earth, both fowl, and cattle, and beast, and every swarming thing that swarmeth upon the earth, and every man; 7,22 all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, whatsoever was in the dry land, died. 7,23 And He blotted out every living substance which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping thing, and fowl of the heaven; and they were blotted out from the earth; and Noah only was left, and they that were with him in the ark. 7,24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days. 8,1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged; 8,2 the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained. 8,3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually; and after the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters decreased. 8,4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. 8,5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. 8,6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made. 8,7 And he sent forth a raven, and it went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. 8,8 And he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground. 8,9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him to the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth; and he put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her in unto him into the ark.

TheMay24Bible Kings

Kings 2 2,14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said: ‘Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?’ and when he also had smitten the waters, they were divided hither and thither; and Elisha went over. 2 2,15 And when the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho some way off saw him, they said: ‘The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.’ And they came to meet him, and bowed down to the ground before him. 2 2,16 And they said unto him: ‘Behold now, there are with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master; lest peradventure the spirit of the LORD hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley.’ And he said: ‘Ye shall not send.’ 2 2,17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said: ‘Send.’ They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not. 2 2,18 And they came back to him, while he tarried at Jericho; and he said unto them: ‘Did I not say unto you: Go not?’ {S} 2 2,19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha: ‘Behold, we pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth; but the water is bad, and the land miscarrieth. 2 2,20 And he said: ‘Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein.’ And they brought it to him. 2 2,21 And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast salt therein, and said: ‘Thus saith the LORD: I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or miscarrying.’ 2 2,22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke. {P}

2 2,23 And he went up from thence unto Beth-el; and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him: ‘Go up, thou baldhead; go up, thou baldhead.’ 2 2,24 And he looked behind him and saw them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she-bears out of the wood, and tore forty and two children of them. 2 2,25 And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria. {P}

2 3,1 Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years. 2 3,2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his mother; for he put away the pillar of Baal that his father had made. 2 3,3 Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, wherewith he made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom. {P}

2 3,4 Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep-master; and he rendered unto the king of Israel the wool of a hundred thousand lambs, and of a hundred thousand rams. 2 3,5 But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 2 3,6 And king Jehoram went out of Samaria at that time, and mustered all Israel. 2 3,7 And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying: ‘The king of Moab hath rebelled against me; wilt thou go with me against Moab to battle?’ And he said: ‘I will go up; I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses.’ 2 3,8 And he said: ‘Which way shall we go up?’ And he answered: ‘The way of the wilderness of Edom.’ 2 3,9 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom; and they made a circuit of seven days’ journey; and there was no water for the host, nor for the beasts that followed them. 2 3,10 And the king of Israel said: ‘Alas! for the LORD hath called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab.’ {S} 2 3,11 But Jehoshaphat said: ‘Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?’ And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said: ‘Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah.’ 2 3,12 And Jehoshaphat said: ‘The word of the LORD is with him.’ So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him. 2 3,13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel: ‘What have I to do with thee? get thee to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother.’ And the king of Israel said unto him: ‘Nay; for the LORD hath called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab.’ 2 3,14 And Elisha said: ‘As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

TheMay24Bible Lamentations

Lamentations 1,16 ‘For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water; because the comforter is far from me, even he that should refresh my soul; my children are desolate, because the enemy hath prevailed.’ {S} 1,17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands; there is none to comfort her; the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that they that are round about him should be his adversaries; Jerusalem is among them as one unclean. {S} 1,18 ‘The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against His word; hear, I pray you, all ye peoples, and behold my pain: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity. {S} 1,19 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me; my priests and mine elders perished in the city, while they sought them food to refresh their souls. {S} 1,20 Behold, O LORD, for I am in distress, mine inwards burn; my heart is turned within me, for I have grievously rebelled. Abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is the like of death. {S} 1,21 They have heard that I sigh, there is none to comfort me; all mine enemies have heard of my trouble, and are glad, for Thou hast done it; Thou wilt bring the day that Thou hast proclaimed, and they shall be like unto me. {S} 1,22 Let all their wickedness come before Thee; and do unto them, as Thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions; for my sighs are many and my heart is faint.’ {P}

2,1 How hath the Lord covered with a cloud the daughter of Zion in His anger! He hath cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and hath not remembered His footstool in the day of His anger. {S} 2,2 The Lord hath swallowed up unsparingly all the habitations of Jacob; He hath thrown down in His wrath the strongholds of the daughter of Judah; He hath brought them down to the ground; He hath profaned the kingdom and the princes thereof. {S} 2,3 He hath cut off in fierce anger all the horn of Israel; He hath drawn back His right hand from before the enemy; and He hath burned in Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about. {S} 2,4 He hath bent His bow like an enemy, standing with His right hand as an adversary, and hath slain all that were pleasant to the eye; in the tent of the daughter of Zion He hath poured out His fury like fire. {S} 2,5 The Lord is become as an enemy, He hath swallowed up Israel; He hath swallowed up all her palaces, He hath destroyed his strongholds; and He hath multiplied in the daughter of Judah mourning and moaning. {S} 2,6 And He hath stripped His tabernacle, as if it were a garden, He hath destroyed His place of assembly; the LORD hath caused to be forgotten in Zion appointed season and sabbath, and hath rejected in the indignation of His anger the king and the priest. {S} 2,7 The Lord hath cast off His altar, He hath abhorred His sanctuary, He hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day of a solemn assembly. {S} 2,8 The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion; He hath stretched out the line, He hath not withdrawn His hand from destroying; but He hath made the rampart and wall to mourn, they languish together. {S}

TheMay24Bible Mark

Mark 15,5But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.

6Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. 7And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them. 9But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 10For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. 11But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

12And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? 13And they cried out again, Crucify him. 14Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. 15And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

16And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

“Neither hath the LORD chosen this” The Long Prophet #66

“Neither hath the LORD chosen this”

There are only three outcomes from the choices we make. It achieves pleasure, praise, or pride.

It is natural to expect satisfaction and success from our efforts. We measure success by accomplishment. If there is no result for effort then to what do we work toward.

Not just success, but the feeling of accomplishment in and of itself is a noble motive. The reward or yield can be immaterial for many.
In Ecclesiastes Solomon suggests that competition is the motivation for effort and gain. We must better ourselves from the Joneses, as it were. Pride.

To all of this we can credit our innate power of volition. Didn’t GOD give us the power to choose of our own free-will? We may credit ourselves due to our power to enact. Or can we?

GOD did not give us the power of free-will. We stole it. What we do know about free-will is that we use a different criteria than that of GOD.

In Today’s Reading from the Prophets (see below: 1 Samuel 15:19-16:9) we see the example of how King Saul exercises and defines obedience at the Direction of GOD. And we at the same see the criteria GOD uses in making His choice.

Saul freely chooses to obey and carry out the campaign that GOD ordered. And he achieves success. However, note that Saul redefines success. He conquered Amalek. But GOD accuses him of failing. Why? Because it was a partial success?

We understand from the Records of all of the Prophets of Scripture that GOD’s Directions* speak to a Permanent and Eternal Solution. The partial fulfilment leaves the details intact.

* This is true of every Direction that comes from the Mouth of GOD. His Instructions to Moses is how we initially learned of Christ’s Mission on earth.

Messiah will destroy Amalek, the enemy. It has already been determined as Written. Saul is not the Agent – that he is not the Savior/Messiah. But Amalek nonetheless represents the enemy, the Agent of the Serpent, in the End.

So, what criteria does GOD use in choosing Saul as King? We already saw that earlier at the beginning of the Context of this passage (1 Samuel 9f – How Saul was chosen to be King).

At the conclusion of Today’s Reading we see how GOD chooses a replacement for Saul.

Is there a similarity in the way GOD chooses and the manner in which Saul defines his right to choose? Which will is truly free?

Is GOD choosing or am I ?
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Today’s Reading from The Prophets:

Samuel 1 15,19 Wherefore then didst thou not hearken to the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst that which was evil in the sight of the LORD?’ {S}
1 15,20 And Saul said unto Samuel: ‘Yea, I have hearkened to the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
1 15,21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the devoted things, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.’ {S}
1 15,22 And Samuel said: ‘Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in hearkening to the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
1 15,23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, He hath also rejected thee from being king.’ {S}
1 15,24 And Saul said unto Samuel: ‘I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words; because I feared the people, and hearkened to their voice.
1 15,25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the LORD.’
1 15,26 And Samuel said unto Saul: ‘I will not return with thee; for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.’ {S}
1 15,27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his robe, and it rent. {S}
1 15,28 And Samuel said unto him: ‘The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou. {S}
1 15,29 And also the Glory of Israel will not lie nor repent; for He is not a man, that He should repent.’
1 15,30 Then he said: ‘I have sinned; yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and return with me, that I may worship the LORD thy God.’
1 15,31 So Samuel returned after Saul; and Saul worshipped the LORD. {S}
1 15,32 Then said Samuel: ‘Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites.’ And Agag came unto him in chains. And Agag said: ‘Surely the bitterness of death is at hand.’ {S}
1 15,33 And Samuel said: As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal. {S}
1 15,34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeath-shaul.
1 15,35 And Samuel never beheld Saul again until the day of his death; for Samuel mourned for Saul; and the LORD repented that He had made Saul king over Israel. {P}

1 16,1 And the LORD said unto Samuel: ‘How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from being king over Israel? fill thy horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite; for I have provided Me a king among his sons.’
1 16,2 And Samuel said: ‘How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me.’ And the LORD said: ‘Take a heifer with thee, and say: I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.
1 16,3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will tell thee what thou shalt do; and thou shalt anoint unto Me him whom I name unto thee.’
1 16,4 And Samuel did that which the LORD spoke, and came to Beth-lehem. And the elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said: ‘Comest thou peaceably?’
1 16,5 And he said: ‘Peaceably; I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.’ And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
1 16,6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he beheld Eliab, and said: ‘Surely the LORD’S anointed is before Him.’ {S}
1 16,7 But the LORD said unto Samuel: ‘Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him; for it is not as man seeth: for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.’
1 16,8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said: ‘Neither hath the LORD chosen this.’
1 16,9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said: ‘Neither hath the LORD chosen this.’

אֱלֹהֵי חַסְדִּי
“The Mighty One is my loyalty.” Psalms 59:18

Today’s5Psalms 35

Draw out the lance and shut them up that pursue me say unto my soul ‘I am thy Yeshua.’”

Psalms Chapter 35 תְּהִלִּים

א לְדָוִד: רִיבָה יְהוָה, אֶתיְרִיבַי; לְחַם, אֶתלֹחֲמָי.

1 A Psalm for David.

Strive, O Eternal One, with them that strive with me; fight against them that fight against me.

ב הַחֲזֵק מָגֵן וְצִנָּה; וְקוּמָה, בְּעֶזְרָתִי.

2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise up to my help.

ג וְהָרֵק חֲנִית וּסְגֹר, לִקְרַאת רֹדְפָי; אֱמֹר לְנַפְשִׁי, יְשֻׁעָתֵךְ אָנִי.

3 And draw out the lance and shut them up that pursue me; say unto my soul:

‘I am thy Yeshua.’

ד יֵבֹשׁוּ וְיִכָּלְמוּ, מְבַקְשֵׁי נַפְשִׁי: יִסֹּגוּ אָחוֹר וְיַחְפְּרוּחֹשְׁבֵי, רָעָתִי.

4 Let them be disappointed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned back and be abashed that devise my hurt.

ה יִהְיוּ, כְּמֹץ לִפְנֵירוּחַ; וּמַלְאַךְ יְהוָה דּוֹחֶה.

5 Let them be as chaff before the wind, the angel of the The Eternal One thrusting them.

ו יְהִידַרְכָּם, חֹשֶׁךְ וַחֲלַקְלַקֹּת; וּמַלְאַךְ יְהוָה, רֹדְפָם.

6 Let their way be dark and slippery, the Angel of the The Eternal One pursuing them.

ז כִּיחִנָּם טָמְנוּלִי, שַׁחַת רִשְׁתָּם; חִנָּם, חָפְרוּ לְנַפְשִׁי.

7 Because without cause have they hid for me the pit, even their net, without cause have they digged for my soul.

ח תְּבוֹאֵהוּ שׁוֹאָה, לֹאיֵדָע:

וְרִשְׁתּוֹ אֲשֶׁרטָמַן תִּלְכְּדוֹ; בְּשׁוֹאָה, יִפָּלבָּהּ.

8 Let destruction come upon him unawares; {N}

and let his net that he hath hid catch himself; with destruction let him fall therein.

ט וְנַפְשִׁי, תָּגִיל בַּיהוָה; תָּשִׂישׂ, בִּישׁוּעָתוֹ.

9 And my soul shall be joyful in the The Eternal One; it shall rejoice in His Yeshua.

י כָּל עַצְמוֹתַי, תֹּאמַרְנָהיְהוָה, מִי כָמוֹךָ:

מַצִּיל עָנִי, מֵחָזָק מִמֶּנּוּ; וְעָנִי וְאֶבְיוֹן, מִגֹּזְלוֹ.

10 All my bones shall say:

‘The Eternal One, who is like unto Thee, {N}

who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?’

יא יְקוּמוּן, עֵדֵי חָמָס: אֲשֶׁר לֹאיָדַעְתִּי, יִשְׁאָלוּנִי.

11 Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I know not.

יב יְשַׁלְּמוּנִי רָעָה, תַּחַת טוֹבָה: שְׁכוֹל לְנַפְשִׁי.

12 They repay me evil for good; bereavement is come to my soul.

יג וַאֲנִי, בַּחֲלוֹתָם לְבוּשִׁי שָׂקעִנֵּיתִי בַצּוֹם נַפְשִׁי;

וּתְפִלָּתִי, עַלחֵיקִי תָשׁוּב.

13 And I, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth, I afflicted my soul with fasting; {N}

and my prayer, may it return into mine own bosom.

יד כְּרֵעַכְּאָח לִי, הִתְהַלָּכְתִּי; כַּאֲבֶלאֵם, קֹדֵר שַׁחוֹתִי.

14 I went about as though it had been my friend or my brother; I bowed down mournful, as one that mourneth for his mother.

טו וּבְצַלְעִי, שָׂמְחוּ וְנֶאֱסָפוּ:

נֶאֶסְפוּ עָלַי נֵכִים, וְלֹא יָדַעְתִּי;

קָרְעוּ וְלֹאדָמּוּ.

15 And when I halt they rejoice, and gather themselves together; {N}

the abjects gather themselves together against me, and those whom I know not; {N}

they tear me, and cease not;

טז בְּחַנְפֵי, לַעֲגֵי מָעוֹגחָרֹק עָלַי שִׁנֵּימוֹ.

16 In the profanest mockeries of backbiting they gnash at me with their teeth.

יז אֲדֹנָי, כַּמָּה תִּרְאֶה:

הָשִׁיבָה נַפְשִׁי, מִשֹּׁאֵיהֶם; מִכְּפִירִים, יְחִידָתִי.

17 Master, how long wilt Thou look on? {N}

Rescue my soul from their destructions, mine only one from the lions.

יח אוֹדְךָ, בְּקָהָל רָב; בְּעַם עָצוּם אֲהַלְלֶךָּ.

18 I will give Thee thanks in the Great Assembly; I will praise Thee among a numerous people.

יט אַליִשְׂמְחוּלִי אֹיְבַי שֶׁקֶר; שֹׂנְאַי חִנָּם, יִקְרְצוּעָיִן.

19 Let not them that are wrongfully mine enemies rejoice over me; neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

כ כִּי לֹא שָׁלוֹם, יְדַבֵּרוּ: וְעַל רִגְעֵיאֶרֶץדִּבְרֵי מִרְמוֹת, יַחֲשֹׁבוּן.

20 Because they speak not peace; but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

כא וַיַּרְחִיבוּ עָלַי, פִּיהֶם: אָמְרוּ, הֶאָח הֶאָח; רָאֲתָה עֵינֵנוּ.

21 Yea, they open their mouth wide against me; they say:

‘Ha, ha, our eye hath seen it.’

כב רָאִיתָה יְהוָה, אַלתֶּחֱרַשׁ; אֲדֹנָי, אַלתִּרְחַק מִמֶּנִּי.

22 Thou hast seen, O Eternal One; keep not silence; O Sovereign, be not far from me.

כג הָעִירָה וְהָקִיצָה, לְמִשְׁפָּטִי; אֱלֹהַי וַאדֹנָי לְרִיבִי.

23 Rouse Thee, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my Mighty One and my Master.

כד שָׁפְטֵנִי כְצִדְקְךָ, יְהוָה אֱלֹהָי; וְאַליִשְׂמְחוּלִי.

24 Judge me, O Eternal One my Sovereign, according to Thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

כה אַליֹאמְרוּ בְלִבָּם, הֶאָח נַפְשֵׁנוּ; אַליֹאמְרוּ, בִּלַּעֲנוּהוּ.

25 Let them not say in their mind:

‘Ha, we have our desire’;

let them not say:

‘We have swallowed him up.’

כו יֵבֹשׁוּ וְיַחְפְּרוּ, יַחְדָּושְׂמֵחֵי רָעָתִי:

יִלְבְּשׁוּבֹשֶׁת וּכְלִמָּההַמַּגְדִּילִים עָלָי.

26 Let them be disappointed and abashed together that rejoice at my hurt; {N}

let them be clothed with shame and confusion that magnify themselves against me.

כז יָרֹנּוּ וְיִשְׂמְחוּ, חֲפֵצֵי צִדְקִי:

וְיֹאמְרוּ תָמִיד, יִגְדַּל יְהוָה; הֶחָפֵץ, שְׁלוֹם עַבְדּוֹ.

27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that delight in my righteousness; {N}

yea, let them say continually:

‘Magnified be the The Eternal One, who delighteth in the peace of His servant.’

כח וּלְשׁוֹנִי, תֶּהְגֶּה צִדְקֶךָ; כָּלהַיּוֹם, תְּהִלָּתֶךָ.

28 And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness, and of Thy praise all the day. {P}