I tput my trust in you.
in God I trust; uI shall not be afraid.
5 All day long they injure my cause;2
they xwatch my steps,
8 You have kept count of my tossings;3
aput my tears in your bottle.
bAre they not in your book?
cin the day when I call.
11 in God I trust; uI shall not be afraid.
12 I must perform my evows to you, O God;
I will erender thank offerings to you.
13 fFor you have delivered my soul from death,
gthat I may walk before God
hin the light of life.
57 lBe merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
for in you my soul mtakes refuge;
in nthe shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
otill the storms of destruction pass by.
to God who pfulfills his purpose for me.
3 qHe will send from heaven and save me;
he will put to shame rhim who tramples on me. Selah
4 My soul is in the midst of ulions;
the children of man, whose vteeth are spears and arrows,
whose wtongues are sharp swords.
5 xBe exalted, O God, above the heavens!
6 They set ya net for my steps;
my soul was zbowed down.
They adug a pit in my way,
Awake, fO harp and lyre!
10 For your gsteadfast love is great to the heavens,
11 xBe exalted, O God, above the heavens!
58 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?2
your hands jdeal out violence on earth.
3 The wicked are kestranged from the womb;
4 lThey have venom like the venom of a serpent,
5 so that it mdoes not hear the voice of charmers
6 O God, nbreak the teeth in their mouths;
7 Let them ovanish like water that runs away;
when he paims his arrows, let them be blunted.
8 Let them be like the snail othat dissolves into slime,
like qthe stillborn child who never sees the sun.
9 Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of rthorns,
10 tThe righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
he will ubathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Mankind will say, “Surely there is va reward for the righteous;
surely there is a God who wjudges on earth.”
64 Hear my voice, O God, in my mcomplaint;
2 Hide me from nthe secret plots of the wicked,
3 who owhet their tongues like swords,
who paim bitter words like arrows,
4 shooting from qambush at the blameless,
shooting at him suddenly and rwithout fear.
5 They shold fast to their evil purpose;
they talk of tlaying snares secretly,
thinking, u“Who can see them?”
For vthe inward mind and heart of a man are deep.
7 wBut God shoots his arrow at them;
8 They are brought to ruin, with their own xtongues turned against them;
9 Then all mankind yfears;
they atell what God has brought about
10 Let bthe righteous one rejoice in the Lord
and ctake refuge in him!
Let all dthe upright in heart exult!
and to you shall fvows be performed.
2 O you who ghear prayer,
to you hshall all flesh come.
3 When iiniquities prevail against me,
you jatone for our transgressions.
4 kBlessed is the one you choose and bring near,
to ldwell in your courts!
We shall be msatisfied with the goodness of your house,
5 By nawesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,
the hope of all othe ends of the earth
being pgirded with might;
7 who qstills the roaring of the seas,
rthe tumult of the peoples,
tthe river of God is full of water;
uyou provide their grain,
softening it with vshowers,
your wagon tracks woverflow with abundance.
12 xThe pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills ygird themselves with joy,
13 zthe meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
they ashout and sing together for joy.
7 hA good name is better than precious ointment,
and ithe day of death than the day of birth.
and the living will jlay it to heart.
kfor by sadness of face the heart is made glad.
5 It is lbetter for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise
this also is vanity.1
7 Surely ooppression drives the wise into madness,
and pa bribe corrupts the heart.
and qthe patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
9 rBe not quick in your spirit to become angry,
an advantage to those who tsee the sun.
12 For the protection of wisdom is like uthe protection of money,
and the advantage of knowledge is that vwisdom preserves the life of him who has it.
13 Consider wthe work of God:
xwho can make straight what he has made crooked?
12 Brothers,1 tI entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. uYou did me no wrong. 13 You know it was vbecause of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you wat first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me xas an angel of God, yas Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I then become your enemy by ztelling you the truth?2 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and anot only when I am present with you, 19 bmy little children, cfor whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ dis formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.
21 gAnd Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, ha Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, i“Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, j“Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24 He answered, k“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and lknelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children's bread and mthrow it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat nthe crumbs that fall from their masters' table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, ogreat is your faith! pBe it done for you as you desire.” qAnd her daughter was phealed instantly.1