2 I will sing the mercies of the Lord in eternity. I will announce your truth with my mouth, from generation to generation.
3 For you have said: Mercy will be built in the heavens, unto eternity. Your truth will be prepared there.
4 I have set up a covenant with my elect. I have sworn to David my servant:
5 I will prepare your offspring, even in eternity. And I will build up your throne, from generation to generation.
6 The heavens will confess your miracles, Lord, and also your truth, in the Church of the saints.
7 For who among the clouds is equal to the Lord? Who among the sons of God is like God?
8 God is glorified by the counsel of the saints. He is great and terrible above all those who are around him.
9 O Lord, God of hosts, who is like you? You are powerful, Lord, and your truth is all around you.
10 You rule over the power of the sea, and you even mitigate the movement of its waves.
11 You have humbled the arrogant one, like one who has been wounded. You have scattered your enemies with the arm of your strength.
12 Yours are the heavens, and yours is the earth. You founded the whole world in all its fullness.
13 You created the north and the sea. Tabor and Hermon will exult in your name.
14 Your arm acts with power. Let your hand be strengthened, and let your right hand be exalted.
15 Justice and judgment are the preparation of your throne. Mercy and truth will precede your face.
16 Blessed is the people that knows jubilation. They will walk in the light of your countenance, O Lord,
17 and they will exult in your name all day long, and they will be exalted in your justice.
18 For you are the glory of their virtue, and in your goodness, our horn will be exalted.
19 For our assumption is of the Lord, and it is of our king, the holy one of Israel.
2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a
8 Now it happened that, on a certain day, Elisha passed by Shunem. And there was a great woman there, who took him to eat bread. And since he frequently passed by there, he turned aside to her house, so that he might eat bread.
9 And she said to her husband: "I have noticed that he is a holy man of God, who passes by us frequently.
10 Therefore, let us prepare a small upper room for him, and place a bed in it for him, and a table, and a chair, and a lampstand, so that when he comes to us, he may stay there."
11 Then it happened that, on a certain day, arriving, he turned aside into the upper room, and he rested there.
14 And he said, "Then what does she want, that I might do for her?" And Gehazi said: "You need not ask. For she has no son, and her husband is elderly."
15 And so, he instructed him to call her. And when she had been called, and was standing before the door,
16 he said to her, "At this time, and at this same hour, with life as a companion, you will have a son in your womb."