The Lord will sustain
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David.
Give ear to my prayer, O God;
And hide not thyself from my supplication.
Attend unto me, and hear me:
I Is. 38:14mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked:
2 Sam. 16:7,8For they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
Ps. 116:3My heart is sore pained within me:
And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me,
And horror hath overwhelmed me.
And I said, O that I had wings like a dove,
For then would I fly away, and be at rest.
Lo, then would I wander far off,
And remain in the wilderness. Selah.
I would hasten my escape
From the windy storm and tempest.
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues:
For I have seen Jer. 6:7violence and strife in the city.
Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof:
Mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
Wickedness is in the midst thereof:
Deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
Ps. 41:9For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it:
Neither was it he that hated me that did Ps. 35:26magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
But it was thou, a man mine equal,
2 Sam. 15:12;Ps. 41:9;Jer. 9:4My guide, and mine acquaintance.
We took sweet counsel together,
And Ps. 42:4walked unto the house of God in company.
Let death seize upon them,
And let them Num. 16:30go down quick into hell:
For wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
As for me, I will call upon God;
And the Lord shall save me.
Luke 18:1Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud:
And he shall hear my voice.
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me:
For 2 Chr. 32:7,8there were many with me.
God shall hear, and afflict them,
Deut. 33:27Even he that abideth of old. Selah.
Because they have no changes,
Therefore they fear not God.
He hath Acts 12:1put forth his hands against such as Ps. 7:4be at peace with him:
He hath broken his covenant.
Ps. 28:3The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart:
His words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
Ps. 37:5;Mat. 6:25Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee:
Ps. 37:24He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction:
Ps. 5:6Bloody and deceitful men Job 15:32;Prov. 10:27;Eccl. 7:17shall not live out half their days;
But I will trust in thee.
A song for the distressed