For what nation is there so great who has God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
And who in the earth is like thy people, like Israel? A Gentile for the love of whom God went to ransom as a people to himself and to give him a name and to do with you great and terrible things in thy land because of thy people whom thou didst redeem unto thee from Egypt, from the Gentiles and their gods?
Koph The LORD is near unto all those that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
He has exalted the horn of his people; let all his merciful ones praise him; even of the sons of Israel, the people near unto him. Halelu-JAH.
Tzaddi The LORD is near unto those that are of a broken heart and saves such as are of a contrite spirit.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
For from the top of the rocks I have seen him, and from the hills I beheld him; behold, a people that shall dwell in confidence and shall not be counted among the Gentiles.
He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither has he seen rebellion in Israel; the LORD his God is with him, and the battle-cry of a king is in him.
For what is all flesh that it should hear the voice of the living God that speaks out of the midst of the fire, as we heard, and live?
But as for me, to draw near to God is good; I have put my hope in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
Because thou wast precious in my sight, thou wast worthy of honour, and I have loved thee.
that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world,