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Psalm 18:1-50
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For the choir director. A [Psalm] of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said, "I love You, O LORD, my strength."
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The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
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I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies.
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The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.
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The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.
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In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
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Then the earth shook and quaked; And the foundations of the mountains were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry.
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Smoke went up out of His nostrils, And fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it.
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He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet.
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He rode upon a cherub and flew; And He sped upon the wings of the wind.
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He made darkness His hiding place, His canopy around Him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
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From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds, Hailstones and coals of fire.
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The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.
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He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.
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Then the channels of water appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare At Your rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
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He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
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He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
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They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay.
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He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
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The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
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For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not wickedly departed from my God.
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For all His ordinances were before me, And I did not put away His statutes from me.
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I was also blameless with Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.
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Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.
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With the kind You show Yourself kind; With the blameless You show Yourself blameless;
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With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.
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For You save an afflicted people, But haughty eyes You abase.
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For You light my lamp; The LORD my God illumines my darkness.
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For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall.
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As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
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For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God,
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The God who girds me with strength And makes my way blameless?
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He makes my feet like hinds' [feet], And sets me upon my high places.
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He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
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You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your right hand upholds me; And Your gentleness makes me great.
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You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.
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I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed.
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I shattered them, so that they were not able to rise; They fell under my feet.
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For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
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You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, And I destroyed those who hated me.
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They cried for help, but there was none to save, [Even] to the LORD, but He did not answer them.
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Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind; I emptied them out as the mire of the streets.
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You have delivered me from the contentions of the people; You have placed me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.
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As soon as they hear, they obey me; Foreigners submit to me.
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Foreigners fade away, And come trembling out of their fortresses.
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The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God of my salvation,
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The God who executes vengeance for me, And subdues peoples under me.
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He delivers me from my enemies; Surely You lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man.
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Therefore I will give thanks to You among the nations, O LORD, And I will sing praises to Your name.
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He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.
Psalm 40:1-17
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For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
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He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
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He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD.
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How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
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Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.
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Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
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Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
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I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."
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I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know.
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I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
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You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
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For evils beyond number have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are more numerous than the hairs of my head, And my heart has failed me.
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Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; Make haste, O LORD, to help me.
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Let those be ashamed and humiliated together Who seek my life to destroy it; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.
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Let those be appalled because of their shame Who say to me, "Aha, aha!"
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Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, "The LORD be magnified!"
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Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.
Psalm 103:1-22
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[A Psalm] of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, [bless] His holy name.
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Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits;
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Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;
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Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
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Who satisfies your years with good things, [So that] your youth is renewed like the eagle.
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The LORD performs righteous deeds And judgments for all who are oppressed.
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He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel.
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The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
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He will not always strive [with us], Nor will He keep [His anger] forever.
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He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
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For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
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As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
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Just as a father has compassion on [his] children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
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For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are [but] dust.
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As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
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When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer.
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But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children,
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To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.
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The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.
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Bless the LORD, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!
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Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will.
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Bless the LORD, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless the LORD, O my soul!
Psalm 106:1-107
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Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
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Who can speak of the mighty deeds of the LORD, Or can show forth all His praise?
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How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times!
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Remember me, O LORD, in [Your] favor toward Your people; Visit me with Your salvation,
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That I may see the prosperity of Your chosen ones, That I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, That I may glory with Your inheritance.
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We have sinned like our fathers, We have committed iniquity, we have behaved wickedly.
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Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember Your abundant kindnesses, But rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.
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Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of His name, That He might make His power known.
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Thus He rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up, And He led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.
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So He saved them from the hand of the one who hated [them], And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
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The waters covered their adversaries; Not one of them was left.
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Then they believed His words; They sang His praise.
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They quickly forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel,
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But craved intensely in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert.
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So He gave them their request, But sent a wasting disease among them.
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When they became envious of Moses in the camp, And of Aaron, the holy one of the LORD,
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The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And engulfed the company of Abiram.
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And a fire blazed up in their company; The flame consumed the wicked.
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They made a calf in Horeb And worshiped a molten image.
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Thus they exchanged their glory For the image of an ox that eats grass.
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They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt,
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Wonders in the land of Ham [And] awesome things by the Red Sea.
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Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying [them].
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Then they despised the pleasant land; They did not believe in His word,
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But grumbled in their tents; They did not listen to the voice of the LORD.
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Therefore He swore to them That He would cast them down in the wilderness,
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And that He would cast their seed among the nations And scatter them in the lands.
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They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
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Thus they provoked [Him] to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.
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Then Phinehas stood up and interposed, And so the plague was stayed.
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And it was reckoned to him for righteousness, To all generations forever.
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They also provoked [Him] to wrath at the waters of Meribah, So that it went hard with Moses on their account;
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Because they were rebellious against His Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips.
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They did not destroy the peoples, As the LORD commanded them,
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But they mingled with the nations And learned their practices,
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And served their idols, Which became a snare to them.
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They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons,
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And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with the blood.
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Thus they became unclean in their practices, And played the harlot in their deeds.
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Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against His people And He abhorred His inheritance.
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Then He gave them into the hand of the nations, And those who hated them ruled over them.
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Their enemies also oppressed them, And they were subdued under their power.
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Many times He would deliver them; They, however, were rebellious in their counsel, And [so] sank down in their iniquity.
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Nevertheless He looked upon their distress When He heard their cry;
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And He remembered His covenant for their sake, And relented according to the greatness of His lovingkindness.
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He also made them [objects] of compassion In the presence of all their captors.
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Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory in Your praise.
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Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, "Amen." Praise the LORD!
Psalm 116:1-19
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I love the LORD, because He hears My voice [and] my supplications.
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Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call [upon Him] as long as I live.
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The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow.
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Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!"
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Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate.
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The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
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Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
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For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling.
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I shall walk before the LORD In the land of the living.
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I believed when I said, "I am greatly afflicted."
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I said in my alarm, "All men are liars."
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What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?
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I shall lift up the cup of salvation And call upon the name of the LORD.
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I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh [may it be] in the presence of all His people.
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Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones.
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O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.
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To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And call upon the name of the LORD.
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I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh [may it be] in the presence of all His people,
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In the courts of the LORD'S house, In the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!
1 Timothy 1:14-16
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and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are [found] in Christ Jesus.
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It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost [of all].
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Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.
lest some
Genesis 12:13
"Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account of you."
Deuteronomy 31:17
"Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will come upon them; so that they will say in that day, 'Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us?'
1 Samuel 27:1
Then David said to himself, "Now I will perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape into the land of the Philistines. Saul then will despair of searching for me anymore in all the territory of Israel, and I will escape from his hand."
1 Kings 9:9
"And they will say, 'Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the LORD has brought all this adversity on them.'"
Psalm 77:7-11
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Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again?
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Has His lovingkindness ceased forever? Has [His] promise come to an end forever?
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Has God forgotten to be gracious, Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.
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Then I said, "It is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High has changed."
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I shall remember the deeds of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
Psalm 116:11
I said in my alarm, "All men are liars."
Matthew 8:25
And they came to [Him] and woke Him, saying, "Save [us], Lord; we are perishing!"
Matthew 8:26
He said to them, "Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?" Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.
Mark 9:19
And He answered them and said, "O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!"
Romans 8:31
What then shall we say to these things? If God [is] for us, who [is] against us?