Psa. 13:1How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
Psa. 13:2How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
Psa. 13:3 ¶ Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
Psa. 13:4lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
Psa. 13:5 ¶ But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
Psa. 13:6I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Psa. 17:1 ¶ Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry!
Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
Psa. 17:2From your presence let my vindication come!
Let your eyes behold the right!
Psa. 17:3 ¶ You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night,
you have tested me, and you will find nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
Psa. 17:4With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips
I have avoided the ways of the violent.
Psa. 17:5My steps have held fast to your paths;
my feet have not slipped.
Psa. 17:6 ¶ I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
incline your ear to me; hear my words.
Psa. 17:7Wondrously show your steadfast love,
O Savior of those who seek refuge
from their adversaries at your right hand.
Psa. 17:8 ¶ Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings,
Psa. 17:9from the wicked who do me violence,
my deadly enemies who surround me.
Psa. 17:10 ¶ They close their hearts to pity;
with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
Psa. 17:11They have now surrounded our steps;
they set their eyes to cast us to the ground.
Psa. 17:12He is like a lion eager to tear,
as a young lion lurking in ambush.
Psa. 17:13 ¶ Arise, O Lord! Confront him, subdue him!
Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword,
Psa. 17:14from men by your hand, O Lord,
from men of the world whose portion is in this life.
You fill their womb with treasure;
they are satisfied with children,
and they leave their abundance to their infants.
Psa. 17:15 ¶ As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.
Psa. 22:1 ¶ My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
Psa. 22:2O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
and by night, but I find no rest.
Psa. 22:3 ¶ Yet you are holy,
enthroned on the praises of Israel.
Psa. 22:4In you our fathers trusted;
they trusted, and you delivered them.
Psa. 22:5To you they cried and were rescued;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
Psa. 22:6 ¶ But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
Psa. 22:7All who see me mock me;
they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
Psa. 22:8“He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him;
let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”
Psa. 22:9 ¶ Yet you are he who took me from the womb;
you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.
Psa. 22:10On you was I cast from my birth,
and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
Psa. 22:11Be not far from me,
for trouble is near,
and there is none to help.
Psa. 22:12 ¶ Many bulls encompass me;
strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
Psa. 22:13they open wide their mouths at me,
like a ravening and roaring lion.
Psa. 22:14 ¶ I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
it is melted within my breast;
Psa. 22:15my strength is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
you lay me in the dust of death.
Psa. 22:16 ¶ For dogs encompass me;
a company of evildoers encircles me;
they have pierced my hands and feet—
Psa. 22:17I can count all my bones—
they stare and gloat over me;
Psa. 22:18they divide my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.
Psa. 22:19 ¶ But you, O Lord, do not be far off!
O you my help, come quickly to my aid!
Psa. 22:20Deliver my soul from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dog!
Psa. 22:21Save me from the mouth of the lion!
You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!
Psa. 22:22 ¶ I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
Psa. 22:23You who fear the Lord, praise him!
All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,
and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
Psa. 22:24For he has not despised or abhorred
the affliction of the afflicted,
and he has not hidden his face from him,
but has heard, when he cried to him.
Psa. 22:25 ¶ From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
Psa. 22:26The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
May your hearts live forever!
Psa. 22:27 ¶ All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
Psa. 22:28For kingship belongs to the Lord,
and he rules over the nations.
Psa. 22:29 ¶ All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
even the one who could not keep himself alive.
Psa. 22:30Posterity shall serve him;
it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
Psa. 22:31they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
that he has done it.
Psa. 54:1 ¶ O God, save me by your name,
and vindicate me by your might.
Psa. 54:2O God, hear my prayer;
give ear to the words of my mouth.
Psa. 54:3 ¶ For strangers have risen against me;
ruthless men seek my life;
they do not set God before themselves. Selah
Psa. 54:4 ¶ Behold, God is my helper;
the Lord is the upholder of my life.
Psa. 54:5He will return the evil to my enemies;
in your faithfulness put an end to them.
Psa. 54:6 ¶ With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you;
I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good.
Psa. 54:7For he has delivered me from every trouble,
and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.
1Sam. 24:1 ¶When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.”
1Sam. 24:2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel and went to seek David and his men in front of the Wildgoats’ Rocks.
1Sam. 24:3 And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where there was a cave, and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the innermost parts of the cave.
1Sam. 24:4 And the men of David said to him, “Here is the day of which the Lord said to you, ‘Behold, I will give your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it shall seem good to you.’” Then David arose and stealthily cut off a corner of Saul’s robe.
1Sam. 24:5 And afterward David’s heart struck him, because he had cut off a corner of Saul’s robe.
1Sam. 24:6 He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord’s anointed, to put out my hand against him, seeing he is the Lord’s anointed.”
1Sam. 24:7 So David persuaded his men with these words and did not permit them to attack Saul. And Saul rose up and left the cave and went on his way.
1Sam. 24:8 ¶ Afterward David also arose and went out of the cave, and called after Saul, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth and paid homage.
1Sam. 24:9 And David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘Behold, David seeks your harm’?
1Sam. 24:10 Behold, this day your eyes have seen how the Lord gave you today into my hand in the cave. And some told me to kill you, but I spared you. I said, ‘I will not put out my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord’s anointed.’
1Sam. 24:11 See, my father, see the corner of your robe in my hand. For by the fact that I cut off the corner of your robe and did not kill you, you may know and see that there is no wrong or treason in my hands. I have not sinned against you, though you hunt my life to take it.
1Sam. 24:12 May the Lord judge between me and you, may the Lord avenge me against you, but my hand shall not be against you.
1Sam. 24:13 As the proverb of the ancients says, ‘Out of the wicked comes wickedness.’ But my hand shall not be against you.
1Sam. 24:14 After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog! After a flea!
1Sam. 24:15 May the Lord therefore be judge and give sentence between me and you, and see to it and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand.”
1Sam. 24:16 ¶ As soon as David had finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, “Is this your voice, my son David?” And Saul lifted up his voice and wept.
1Sam. 24:17 He said to David, “You are more righteous than I, for you have repaid me good, whereas I have repaid you evil.
1Sam. 24:18 And you have declared this day how you have dealt well with me, in that you did not kill me when the Lord put me into your hands.
1Sam. 24:19 For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safe? So may the Lord reward you with good for what you have done to me this day.
1Sam. 24:20 And now, behold, I know that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.
1Sam. 24:21 Swear to me therefore by the Lord that you will not cut off my offspring after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father’s house.”
1Sam. 24:22 And David swore this to Saul. Then Saul went home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.