I, the Lord, protect it; I water it regularly. I guard it night and day, so no one can harm it.
The Lord will continually lead you; he will feed you even in parched regions. He will give you renewed strength, and you will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring that continually produces water.
He watches over his holy ones, but the wicked are made speechless in the darkness, for it is not by one's own strength that one prevails.
I am about to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy from under the sky all the living creatures that have the breath of life in them. Everything that is on the earth will die,
There is no one like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the sky to help you, on the clouds in majesty.
The Lord who commands armies is on our side! The God of Jacob is our protector! (Selah)
May he not allow your foot to slip! May your protector not sleep!
I will make it a wasteland; no one will prune its vines or hoe its ground, and thorns and briers will grow there. I will order the clouds not to drop any rain on it.
Then the lame will leap like a deer, the mute tongue will shout for joy; for water will flow in the desert, streams in the wilderness.
For I am the Lord your God, the one who takes hold of your right hand, who says to you, 'Don't be afraid, I am helping you.'
Even when you are old, I will take care of you, even when you have gray hair, I will carry you. I made you and I will support you; I will carry you and rescue you.
Remember what I accomplished in antiquity! Truly I am God, I have no peer; I am God, and there is none like me,
The rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return, but instead water the earth and make it produce and yield crops, and provide seed for the planter and food for those who must eat.
You will drink the milk of nations; you will nurse at the breasts of kings. Then you will recognize that I, the Lord, am your deliverer, your protector, the powerful ruler of Jacob.
"'For this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I myself will search for my sheep and seek them out.
I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken!
I will place my breath in you and you will live; I will give you rest in your own land. Then you will know that I am the Lord -- I have spoken and I will act, declares the Lord.'"
Then, when my sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel.'"
My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
"I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.