The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield
To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock:
a Do not be silent to me,
b Lest, if You are silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.
Hear the voice of my supplications
When I cry to You,
c When I lift up my hands d toward Your holy sanctuary.
Do not take me away with the wicked
And with the workers of iniquity,
e Who speak peace to their neighbors,
But evil is in their hearts.
f Give them according to their deeds,
And according to the wickedness of their endeavors;
Give them according to the work of their hands;
Render to them what they deserve.
Because g they do not regard the works of the LORD,
Nor the operation of His hands,
He shall destroy them
And not build them up.
Blessed be the LORD,
Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
The LORD is h my strength and my shield;
My heart i trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.
The LORD is their strength,
And He is the j saving refuge of His anointed.
Save Your people,
And bless k Your inheritance;
Shepherd them also,
l And bear them up forever.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
This You have seen, O LORD; Do not keep silence. O Lord, do not be far from me.
Hear my prayer, O LORD, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, as all my fathers were.
Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God!
I am counted with those who go down to the pit; I am like a man who has no strength.
Answer me speedily, O LORD; My spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, Lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, And whole, like those who go down to the Pit.
But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.
I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, But war was in his heart; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
They only consult to cast him down from his high position; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, But they curse inwardly. Selah
Their tongue is an arrow shot out; It speaks deceit; One speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, But in his heart he lies in wait.
Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render to each one according to his work.
2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works.
Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.
And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
The harp and the strings, The tambourine and flute, And wine are in their feasts; But they do not regard the work of the LORD, Nor consider the operation of His hands.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, My God of mercy.
But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.
'Yet they are Your people and Your inheritance, whom You brought out by Your mighty power and by Your outstretched arm.'
For the LORD's portion is His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance.
1 Kings 8:51
(for they are Your people and Your inheritance, whom You brought out of Egypt, out of the iron furnace).
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
Therefore the wrath of the LORD was kindled against His people, So that He abhorred His own inheritance.
'and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.'
In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the Angel of His Presence saved them; In His love and in His pity He redeemed them; And He bore them and carried them All the days of old.