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Confidence in God's Protection#HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David.
1I wait patiently for God to save me;
I depend on him alone.
2He alone protects and saves me;
he is my defender,
and I shall never be defeated.
3How much longer will all of you attack someone
who is no stronger than a broken-down fence?
4You only want to bring him down from his place of honor;
you take pleasure in lies.
You speak words of blessing,
but in your heart you curse him.
5I depend on God alone;
I put my hope in him.
6He alone protects and saves me;
he is my defender,
and I shall never be defeated.
7My salvation and honor depend on God;
he is my strong protector;
he is my shelter.
8Trust in God at all times, my people.
Tell him all your troubles,
for he is our refuge.
9Human beings are all like a puff of breath;
great and small alike are worthless.
Put them on the scales, and they weigh nothing;
they are lighter than a mere breath.
10Don't put your trust in violence;
don't hope to gain anything by robbery;
even if your riches increase,
don't depend on them.
11More than once I have heard God say
that power belongs to him
12 # Job 34.11Jr 17.10Mt 16.27Ro 2.6Rev 2.23 and that his love is constant.
You yourself, O Lord, reward everyone according to their deeds.
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