to you who sit enthronedm in heaven.
as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lordn our God,
till he shows us his mercy.
for we have endured no end of contempt.
of ridicule from the arrogant,
of contempt from the proud.
let Israel sayo—
when people attacked us,
when their anger flared against us;
4 the floodp would have engulfed us,
the torrentq would have swept over us,
would have swept us away.
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
from the fowler’s snare;r
the snare has been broken,s
and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the namet of the Lord,
the Maker of heavenu and earth.
1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,v
which cannot be shakenw but endures forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,x
so the Lord surroundsy his people
both now and forevermore.
over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
their hands to do evil.b
4 Lord, do goodc to those who are good,
to those who are upright in heart.d
the Lord will banishg with the evildoers.
Peace be on Israel.h